It’s been almost two years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and flooded New Orleans, leaving the country reeling.
Since then, the nation has had two hurricanes, and now the latest is coming, as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 130 mph (195 kph).
The storm will make landfall Friday in Texas, bringing with it heavy rainfall and flooding to many parts of the country.
As the storm makes landfall, its impact is already being felt, especially in the Northeast, where more than 100,000 people are in shelters.
The region has seen more than 50 tornadoes in 2016, according to NOAA.
But in Texas it’s been even worse.
In the past two years, more than a quarter of the states total rainfall was lost due to flooding.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the storm has also caused more than $2 billion in damage, most of it property damage.
The storm has caused flooding and erosion to more than 4.4 million acres, according the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
But now, the devastation is reaching far beyond Texas.
In New Orleans alone, the hurricane has caused more damage than the combined annual flood damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Wilma in 2005.
While the damage is immense, the impacts of climate change are still not being fully assessed, as it’s still unclear if climate change is causing the flooding and the other damage.
As of Wednesday, there were more than 5,500 residents without power, according NOAA.
And more than 3,500 homes have been damaged by flash flooding, which is more than two times the amount of damage during Katrina.
In addition, the storms have caused more flooding in the past year than any other natural disaster.
NOAA is also predicting the hurricane will bring heavy rain to many areas in the Midwest and Southeast.
The storms will make a landfall Thursday in Oklahoma and Mississippi, bringing heavy rainfall to parts of that region, as well as parts of Alabama and Florida.
The damage to Texas has been even more catastrophic, as about 15,000 homes have already been destroyed, according Texas Parks & Wildlife.
In Louisiana, the flooding has already cost $5 billion.
In Texas alone, about one in five homes in the state has been damaged.
And according to the U.N. climate change agency, the hurricanes have already cost the country $13 billion in lost economic activity.
In a statement, NOAA said: “NOAA expects that the storm will bring more damage to the Gulf and Southeast, which includes areas that are heavily impacted by the flooding in Texas.
This includes Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama.
The impacts of flooding are already being observed in the United States, with the largest amount of damages occurring in the Mississippi River Basin, which runs through New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico.
This will continue to cause significant impacts to areas in Texas and Louisiana, as we begin to assess the impact of these extreme events.”
Here’s a map showing the flooding that has occurred in Texas over the past month: