Sunday, August 27, 2017

Photos: Harvey’s devastating flooding forces over 1,500 water rescues in Houston

By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer
By Faith Eherts, AccuWeather meteorologist
August 27,2017, 9:49:45PM,EDT
While damaging winds from Harvey have largely ceased, devastating flooding will continue to threaten southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana.
"Catastrophic flooding ensued across the Houston metro area on Saturday night and Sunday, prompting over 1,500 water rescues from stranded vehicles and flooded homes," AccuWeather Meteorologist Faith Eherts said.
Most roads are impassible and residents are being warned to shelter in place.
"In downtown Houston, nearly 1 foot of rain fell in only 12 hours. On Saturday, there were 12 unconfirmed tornado reports from Wharton County, Texas to Vernon County, Louisiana," Eherts said.
As frequent storms continue to batter the region, an additional foot or more of rain is likely for areas from Port O’Connor to Houston and Galveston through Friday morning. Widespread flooding is expected to impact areas as far north as Crockett.
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These are some of the heartbreaking images out of and we're set to get a lot more rain. Severe flooding widespread. @KPRC2

@KPRC2 Keegans bayou is now a river

Just 9.9" of rain did this in April 2016. We are expecting 20"-40" from this storm.

@KPRC2 Flooding in Meyerland
Flash flood in Houston, TX. Highway 288 under water.

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Flooding submerging cars in Houston, Texas. (Instagram/kshory)

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