We took a NASA map of only the heaviest rainfall impact from Harvey, scaled it into Google Maps, and used that to compare what the storm's impact might look like in the rest of the world. Sure, it's not a very scientific analysis, but it should give people who don't live in Texas or Louisiana an idea of just how big this all is.

Starting here at home, most of New England is covered.

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Most of New York state is also covered.

 

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As is Maine.

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And Michigan.

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And Washington.

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Moving outside of the United States, the storm impact would cover half of Poland.

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All of Ireland.

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And Switzerland.

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The impact would cover most of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

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Most of Iceland.

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And Hungary.

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Spinning the globe a little more, and all of Israel would be underwater.

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As would Syria.

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Heading back west, Costa Rica is covered.

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As is Honduras.

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Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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Going east shows the impact covering North Korea.

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And Taiwan.

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Honestly, we could keep going for days, but you get the idea. Texas is a BIG state, and this should help people not from the area understand just how far Harvey's impact has reached.

It's not just Houston.