In the pictures posted on social media, you can see the surreal amount of water dropped by Hurricane Harvey, which completely submerged parks, overpasses and highways. Hurricane Harvey stalled over Texas after hitting inland late on Friday, causing catastrophic flooding.
— Aaron Cohan (@aaroncohan) August 27, 2017
— Matthew Sitkowski (@MattSitkowski) August 27, 2017
The left is Memorial Parkway on Saturday.
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) August 27, 2017
At least 5 people died since Friday and the number is expected to rise in the following days. FEMA expects 450,000 victims of the Harvey Hurricane to file for assistance. 30,000 people were forced to run for shelter and they’re currently living in temporary shelters due to flooding. Al the 12,000 Texas National Guardsmen were deployed, and there has been a massive Cajun Navy mobilization, helping with the search and rescue efforts.
— Priscilla (@MaeMee) August 27, 2017
The Houston Police department is unfortunately wasting precious time battling looters instead of focusing solely on saving lives.
“We’ve already arrested a handful of looters. We’ve made it real clear to our community we’re going to do whatever it takes to protect their homes and their businesses. And when people come from the outside to Houston, Texas, know we’re going to be out in the city, we’re not going to rest as a police department or law enforcement community until people restore their lives.”
President Donald Trump announced his plans to go to Texas tomorrow, on Tuesday, to survey/assess the damage, while on Monday the POTUS approved a declaration of emergency for Louisiana.
Here’s a collage of photos depicting the flooding of Buffalo Bayou in Houston, before and after Harvey dumped over 11 trillion gallons of water over the city. The disturbing footage will give you an idea how bad the situation really is following Hurricane Harvey hitting Texas.