Hurricane Harvey damage

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Hurricane Harvey photos on social media show extent of damage in Texas

Here's what Donald Trump tweeted in response.


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Aug 27, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 7:16 pm CDT

Hurricane Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday, but rain continues to pound south Texas. And the photos that have emerged from cities near the Gulf of Mexico coast, including Houston, are devastating.

According to CNN, one person died in Rockport, Texas—at least six people reportedly have died overall—and early Sunday morning, scary photos of flooding in Houston began landing on Twitter.

Here’s what Rockport, which sits about 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, looked like on Friday night and Saturday.

In Houston, meanwhile, flooding became a major issue late Saturday night into early Sunday morning.

“It’s catastrophic, unprecedented, epic—whatever adjective you want to use,” Patrick Blood, a National Weather Service meteorologist, told the Houston Chronicle. “It’s pretty horrible right now.”

Thus far, the National Weather Service is reporting that five people in Houston are dead, but that number is expected to rise.

Somewhere between five to 20 inches of rain fell over the Houston area overnight, and 15-25 inches more are expected during the next few days. Here are some photos from Houston.

Meanwhile, here’s what President Donald Trump was tweeting about early Sunday morning, interspersing concern with people in Texas while promoting a book and bragging about his election.

If you’re in danger in Houston, here’s what you should do.

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*First Published: Aug 27, 2017, 8:21 am CDT