Photos Show Scale of Devastation Wrought by Harvey

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Braving the floodwaters in Houston. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The remnants of Hurricane Harvey continue to dump rainfall on southeastern Texas, making an unprecedented, catastrophic flood even more frightening. With parts of Houston expecting as much as four feet of rain in total, it’s hard to convey the sheer amount of destruction in the city and surrounding areas. But the photos below give some sense of the scale of the disaster, and the oftentimes inspiring response to it.

People walk through the water on Telephone Road in Houston. Photo: THOMAS B. SHEA/AFP/Getty Images
People use an inflated mattress to evacuate their home. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Residents with a dog sit in the back of a truck while waiting to be rescued from rising floodwaters in Spring, Texas. Photo: Bloomberg/Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A person walks through a flooded street with a dog. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
A car lies abandoned after Hurricane Harvey hit Rockport, Texas, on August 26, 2017. Photo: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
Rockport, Texas, resident Aaron Tobias in what’s left of his house. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Damaged boats at a multilevel storage facility in Rockport, Texas. Photo: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
A big rig lies on its side on Highway 59 near Edna, Texas, south of Houston. Photo: DANIEL KRAMER/AFP/Getty Images
Flood victims arrive at a shelter in the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Photos Show Scale of Devastation Wrought by Hurricane Harvey