Storm Harvey hit Texas on Friday, August 25th. Since then the now downgraded hurricane has continued to shower the Lone Star state with devastating amounts of rain. While Houston has been known to flood, nothing could prepare its residents for this level of destruction.
Aerial photos surveying Harvey's path show another side to the on-the-ground coverage many brave reporters and locals have been sharing with the world. Houston is unrecognizable from above, and the extensive reach of Harvey's flood waters is truly shocking.
As of the writing of this post, 35 people have lost their lives and 32,000 have been placed in shelters, according to Reuters. Not only have these Texans been displaced or lost their homes, now the shelters where they sought safety have started to flood.
It is believed that Harvey could potentially cost $160 billion in damages, but the true cost will remain unknown until the flood waters recede.
Whether you're watching the news or have been following posts from locals on social media, there has been an incredible amount of wonderful people stepping up to help those in need. While Texans open their doors to those affected by the storm, don't forget that you can help from afar too. Donating a dollar to relief funds with an organization you trust can truly add up.