Dad's Before-And-After Pics Of Son Outside Houston Home Show Just How Devastating Hurricane Harvey Effects Are

It was his son's birthday weekend.

By Jaime Lutz

Bill Bishop, the managing editor of Houston news channel KHOU-TV, took a picture of his son standing in front of their home while it was getting battered with floodwater—and then took another photo two days later.

As the sun peaked through the clouds in Houston yesterday, it was a sign that the threat of Hurricane Harvey is beginning to recede after the city received more than 50 inches of rainfall.

The first photo shows Bishop’s son up to his waist in water—but the photo two days later shows him standing on dry (or damp, I'd imagine) ground.

Unfortunately, the flood still destroyed much of the Bishop family’s furniture. And there are still other areas where flooding still continues, as well as rescues of people by boat.

The storm has claimed at least 31 casualties so far, according to The New York Times, though this number may rise. More than 30,000 residents are currently in hurricane shelters, a number that is likely to rise.

Since hitting Houston, the storm has moved into east Texas and Louisiana. 

To help victims of Hurricane Harvey, you can donate to the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army or Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

[Image: Twitter]

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