Catastrophic Flooding In Houston Leaves Five Dead From "Unprecedented" Hurricane Harvey

ROCKPORT, TX - AUGUST 26:  A damaged home is seen after Hurricane Harvey passed through on August 26, 2017 in Rockport, Texas.  Harvey made landfall shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, just north of Port Aransas as a Category 4 storm and is being reported as the strongest hurricane to hit the United States since Wilma in 2005. Forecasts call for as much as 30 inches of rain to fall in the next few days.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Catastrophic Flooding In Houston Leaves Five Dead From "Unprecedented" Hurricane Harvey

Dozens more have been reported injured in one of the worst storms Texas has ever seen.

Published August 27, 2017

At least five people have died and more than a dozen others have been injured in the massive aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston and along the Gulf Coast of Texas over the weekend.

“This event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced,” the National Weather Service relayed in a tweet. “Follow orders from officials to ensure safety. #Harvey.”

Emergency responders have rescued more than 1,000 people during the night and are seeking boats from the public in order to rescue others. The public hospital for Harris County, which America’s fourth largest city is in, began evacuating patients after flooding hindered its power supply.

According to the New York Times, Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the National Hurricane Center, said in an interview this morning (August 27) that the storm was of the worst variety they predicted.

“Everything that we had hoped wouldn’t happen but was forecasted is happening,” he said. “We have a catastrophic, life-threatening flood event taking place over southeastern Texas, including the Houston metropolitan area. It’s bad now and it’s getting worse.”

Our thoughts are with all who’ve been affected by this catastrophic storm. We’ll keep you updated as more details are made available.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


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