20 Mind-Boggling Photographs of the Catastrophic Floods in Texas
The torrential rains have brought about massive flooding in Texas while the Houston area is virtually under water. Offices have been closed down while transportation has been halted. Houston has been a flood-prone area and this is the third consecutive year that Houston has been devastated by horrific floods causing enormous loss of life and property. Till Monday, there have been reports of eight deaths in Houston metro area.
The rainfall came down at a rate of about four inches an hour without giving any respite to the embattled city residents. More than a foot of rain in parts of Houston left scores of subdivisions and several major highways under water, knocked out power to thousands of people and closed schools. On Monday alone, about 1,000 evacuations were carried out as water levels continued to rise in neighborhoods and on roads. Here are some of the latest photographs that depict the extent of devastation wreaked by the 2016 floods in Texas.
1 – Dog Rescued
A man rescues his dog from his flooded apartment and walks across a pool of water to an area of safety.
2 – Evacuations on Boats
Crews had to undertake a large number of rescues as flood waters inundated the apartments of the Texas residents.
3 – Waiting to be Rescued
Residents wait to be evacuated from their flooded apartment complex in Houston.
4 – Transportation Suspended
A truck can be seen partially submerged along the Beltway 8 feeder road near Hardy Road.
5 – Incessant Rains
A man rescues an armadillo from flood waters in Houston.
6 – Heading to Safety
People evacuate from their apartments in the Greenspoint area in Houston.
7 – Water Everywhere
People wade across a massive puddle of water in an attempt to reach higher ground while a vehicle can be seen stuck in water.
8 – Saving Lives
People had to use air mattresses to float on floodwater.
9 – Rain, Rain Go Away
A resident looks out from his balcony as rain continues to pour down flooding the entire surrounding area.
10 – Massive Floods
This aerial image shows the huge pools of water all over Houston. Rains have poured down in the state of Texas at a rate of four inches per hour.
11 – Heavy Storms
Heavy storms brought with them torrential rains as wind blew through downtown.
12 – Highways Under Water
Trucks slowly drive through flood waters on North I-45 at North Main Street as White Oak Bayou comes over its banks.
13 – Vehicles Submerged
Flood waters cover several cars at the Meyergrove Apartment complex in Houston.
14 – Over a Foot of Rain
A man wades through high water in Houston while vehicles can be seen in the background.
15 – Neighborhoods Flooded
A couple make their way through floodwaters as they evacuate their flooded apartment complex.
16 – Public Transit Halted
A family look to wade their way through large swamps of water in an attempt to get to higher ground.
17 – Truck Comes to the Rescue
A man rides on the outside of a dump truck through floodwaters.
18 – Houses Wrecked
A hapless man picks up debris in his garage as he cleans up after his home was flooded.
19 – Couple Makes an Evacuation
A man helps his wife wade through floodwaters as they evacuate their flooded apartment complex.
20 – Residents Help Themselves
A couple of young men pull a temporary boat made out of a jacuzzi bath through the floodwaters.
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