Cyclone Harvey was a record-setting occasion for Pearland, creating massive flooding over roadways and long lines at stores and prompting a check out to the city from President Donald Trump. Alvin ISD was set up to start classes Wednesday, Sept. 6 and Pearland ISD was to start Tuesday, Sept. 5. Fire Chief Vance Riley stated the storm brought an extraordinary amount of rain. “Some parts of Pearland got more than 46 inches of rain, causing severe flooding and damage and the fire department was contacted us to handle more than 400 water rescues,” Riley stated an interview Aug 30. The National Weather Service reported Pearland broke a 40-year-old state record for overall rains from a tropical system with 49.