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Houston hit by Massive Flood in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

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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:

Houston hit by Massive Flood in the wake of Hurricane Harvey - BellaNaija

ROCKPORT, TX – AUGUST 26: A destroyed home is seen after Hurricane Harvey passed through on August 26, 2017 in Rockport, Texas. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Houston hit by Massive Flood in the wake of Hurricane Harvey - BellaNaija

ROCKPORT, TX – AUGUST 27: Rocky from the Texas Task Force 2 search and rescue team works through a destroyed apartment complex trying to find anyone that still may be in the apartment complex after Hurricane Harvey passed through on August 27, 2017 in Rockport, Texas. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Houston hit by Massive Flood in the wake of Hurricane Harvey - BellaNaija

ROCKPORT, TX – AUGUST 27: Robert Grant and Rocky from the Texas Task Force 2 search and rescue team work through a destroyed apartment complex trying to find anyone that still may be in the apartment complex after Hurricane Harvey passed through on August 27, 2017 in Rockport, Texas (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Houston hit by Massive Flood in the wake of Hurricane Harvey - BellaNaija

HOUSTON, TX – AUGUST 27: Volunteers and officers from the neighborhood security patrol help to rescue residents in the upscale River Oaks neighborhood after it was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Houston hit by Massive Flood in the wake of Hurricane Harvey - BellaNaija

HOUSTON, TX – AUGUST 27: A resident walks down a flooded street in the upscale River Oaks neighborhood after it was inundated with water from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Houston hit by Massive Flood in the wake of Hurricane Harvey - BellaNaija

HOUSTON, TX – AUGUST 27: People use a truck to evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Houston hit by Massive Flood in the wake of Hurricane Harvey - BellaNaija

HOUSTON, TX – AUGUST 27: Water flows down Interstate 10 which has been inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Houston hit by Massive Flood in the wake of Hurricane Harvey - BellaNaija

HOUSTON, TX – AUGUST 27: Ashley Ward kayaks down a flooded street that has been inundated with water from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Houston hit by Massive Flood in the wake of Hurricane Harvey - BellaNaija

ROCKPORT, TX – AUGUST 26: Aaron Tobias who said he lost everything stands in what is left of his home after Hurricane Harvey blew in and destroyed most of the house on August 26, 2017 in Rockport, Texas. Mr. Tobias said he was able to get his wife and kids out before the storm arrived but he stayed there and rode it out. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Photo Credit: Scott Olson/Joe Raedle/Getty Images

7 Comments

  1. dd

    August 28, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    damn! naija floods be learning work …i pray that no lives were lost in this terrible situation… May GOD see them through in JESUS name

  2. Pak

    August 28, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Pray for Houston !

  3. b

    August 28, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    someone please educate me. I am surprised to see people in these flooded areas. thought govt was to have evacuated them.

    • Chu

      August 28, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      The govt didn’t evacuate, they felt it would be counterproductive and could cause more deaths and chaos as people would be in a gridlock and multiple deaths could be experienced just like Hurricane Rita years ago.

  4. becca

    August 28, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    wonders shall Neva cease. ?

  5. Wale Vintage

    August 28, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    There are a lot of Nigerians in the Houston areas, I have seen a few on TV that have been affected-let us pray they can recoup their loss. Those of us in Florida I think typically have the Hurricane preparedness down to a T.. Moving 4 million people out a day before a hurricane would have been chaotic some may have been caught in the storm. since it seems Texas is getting more hurricanes they have to start educating people on readiness.. This is our reality in Florida. We are with you, this too shall pass.

    • Wale Vintage

      August 28, 2017 at 2:54 pm

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