The flood of a lifetime hits Texas – and there’s another FIFTY inches of rain to come: Dramatic scenes across the state as Hurricane Harvey stalls over the state and dumps record-setting precipitation

Sunday, August 27, 2017
By Paul Martin

At least five people have been reported dead in Houston and from Aransas County as of Sunday night
The Category 4 hurricane has been downgraded to a tropical storm but the fresh concern is flooding
In Houston, residents are climbing to their attics to escape rising flood waters in the floors below
Emergency services completed more than 1,000 rescues across the state overnight on Saturday
Galveston County estimates that up to 1,200 officials were rescued from their region on Sunday
Dallas announced it aims to open a ‘mega-shelter’ for 5,000 evacuees by Tuesday morning
One woman’s body was seen floating down the street and entire coastal communities have been wiped out
The National Weather Service predicts another 50 inches of rain will fall and tornado warnings are in place
FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said it would take several years to recover from Harvey
Donald Trump celebrated the response from emergency services who have so far rescued thousands
He vowed to visit the state once it was safe and said the ‘good news is there is talent on the ground’
Local authorities say the catastrophe is only now unfolding and others warn the agony has ‘just begun’

By Cheyenne Roundtree and Jennifer Smith
27 August 2017

The flood of a lifetime has hit Texas after the violent winds of Hurricane Harvey began to die down, with the state expecting another 50 inches to pour down upon the region in record-setting precipitation.

The destructive path of the hurricane began to take shape on Sunday, with a striking collection of aerial photographs laying bare its damage for the first time.

Highways lay submerged in water where abandoned cars bobbed alongside rescue boats taking residents to safety, as Galveston County estimates up to 1,200 people had to be rescued from the ‘life-threatening’ waters.

At least five people are dead and dozens are injured after 130mph winds and unprecedented floods swept through the southeast pocket of the state on Friday and Saturday.

There is even more rain on the way – a record-setting 50 inches – and emergency response teams have been stretched to their limit as the state was hit with 11 trillion gallons of water, according to reports.

On Sunday, as thousands fled their homes in kayaks and swam through the watery streets, FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, revealed it would take the area years to recover from the storm which is the worst this decade.
Harvey has been downgraded from a Category 4 hurricane to a tropical storm but its threat is still imminent.

Authorities are now fearing its second deadly phase – the floods.

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