A massive flood has hit Houston and other parts of Texas in the wake of the Category 4 Hurricane Harvey that swept through South-Eastern Texas.
According to Guardian, as much as 30 inches of rain has fallen in some counties, with at least 2 people dead and property worth billions lost.
Thousands who have been forced from their homes by the flood are walking the streets to safety, camping out in shelters, or waiting atop roofs to be saved by helicopters.
The unprecedented loss is being compared to the one suffered during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which caused an estimated $108bn worth of losses.
It is feared that the storm will spread to Louisiana, with rainfall amounts of 15-25 inches expected to fall there.
United States president Donald Trump tweeted about the flood. He wrote:
Wow – Now experts are calling
#Harvey a once in 500 year flood! We have an all out effort going, and going well!
See photos and videos from the flood below:
La vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson Texas is almost underwater with nursing home patients pic.twitter.com/oCNkrgoRZY
— Timothy J. McIntosh (@DividendsMGR) August 27, 2017
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) August 27, 2017
Compare these two shots of the same spot in Houston to understand the level of the floods. pic.twitter.com/4apTzuzNck
— John O'Shea (@politicalhackuk) August 27, 2017
Photo Credit: Scott Olson/Joe Raedle/Getty Images