18 Devastating Photos Showing The Tragic Aftermath Of Hurricane Harvey

At least five are reported dead.

As rains continue to batter Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas on Friday night, images from the storm show disastrous flooding, including highways that look like rivers and people being rescued from their homes by helicopter.

At least five people are dead as the result of the Category 4 hurricane, The New York Times reported, and large numbers of homes and businesses have been destroyed.

“This event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced,” the National Weather Service said on Twitter on Sunday. “Follow orders from officials to ensure safety.”

Here are some of the astonishing images that have come out of the storm thus far.

A Texas National Guardsman rescues a woman from her flooded home.

Naomi Coto carries her dog Simba on her shoulders as they evacuate.

People use an air mattress to float down a flooded street after fleeing their homes.

Vehicles stranded in high water on Dairy Ashford Drive.

People walk down a flooded street after evacuation.

Andrew White, on the left, walks a neighbor down the street after he rescued her from her home with his boat.

People evacuate their homes using a truck.

Mario Qua holds his child as they evacuate their flooded home.

 People walk down a heavily flooded street.

Rocky, a dog from the Texas Task Force 2, a search and rescue team, works to find people who may still be present in an apartment complex destroyed during the hurricane.

 Texans shared images of devastation on Twitter, too.

 

[Images: Getty Images, Twitter]

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