Harvey, now a tropical storm, continues to batter southeast Texas as rescue crews work to save those trapped by catastrophic flooding.
The extreme flooding was captured in a before and after image tweeted by Matt Reagan via street reporter.
Unbelievable Before & After of the flooding on Buffalo Bayou in #Houston from #Harvey. (Via streetreporter on Youtube) pic.twitter.com/a6FXIh0rtq
— Matt Reagan (@ReaganMatt) August 27, 2017
The National Weather Service called the flooding “unprecedented” and “beyond anything experienced.”
This event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced. Follow orders from officials to ensure safety. #Harvey pic.twitter.com/IjpWLey1h8
— NWS (@NWS) August 27, 2017
The storm has killed at least five people in Texas and authorities expect that number to rise.
The city is being inundated with cries for help, to the point where some 911 calls are going unanswered, according to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
While the city is preparing for almost 50 inches of rain in the coming days, Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Brock Long said he expects FEMA to be there for “years.”
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