More Before-and-After Photos Show Huge Flooding in Texas
A stark time-lapse video and several photos show Houston before and after heavy flooding hit the city, and just how high the water is, after Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday night.
At least five people have been reported dead and officials are saying that the death toll is likely to increase in the coming days.
Texas officials said that as many as 30,000 people will likely have to move to shelters around the city, according to the Washington Post.
“We are not out of the woods yet,” Elaine Duke, acting Homeland Security secretary, said Monday. “Harvey is still a dangerous and historic storm.”
Meanwhile, thousands of rescue missions have been carried out in the storm’s aftermath.
And now, there are fears that the nearby Brazos River will reach record levels, possibly triggering more flooding.
“A 59-foot river level threatens to overtop many of the levees in our area,” noted Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert, Weather.com reported. “If you are in a mandatory evacuation zone, please leave. If you do not, you may be in danger and we may not be able to help.”
“The heaviest rain early Monday morning extended from near Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas, into far southwestern Louisiana, with radar rain rates estimated over 4 inches per hour over in some spots,” said meteorologist Jon Erdman. “Rain is still falling over parts of the Houston metro area, mainly in Fort Bend and southern Harris Counties, but is much less intense than we saw during the weekend.”