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.

NASA | Google Maps

Most of New York state is also covered.

 

NASA | Google Maps

As is Maine.

NASA | Google Maps

And Michigan.

NASA | Google Maps

And Washington.

NASA | Google Maps

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

NASA | Google Maps

All of Ireland.

NASA | Google Maps

And Switzerland.

NASA | Google Maps

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

NASA | Google Maps

Most of Iceland.

NASA | Google Maps

And Hungary.

NASA | Google Maps

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

NASA | Google Maps

As would Syria.

NASA | Google Maps

Heading back west, Costa Rica is covered.

NASA | Google Maps

As is Honduras.

NASA | Google Maps

Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

NASA | Google Maps

Going east shows the impact covering North Korea.

NASA | Google Maps

And Taiwan.

NASA | Google Maps

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.