Harvey’s devastation from space: Striking satellite pictures show how 19 trillion gallons of toxic brown flood waters have ravaged Texas, causing $35 BILLION worth of damage

Friday, September 1, 2017
By Paul Martin

New satellite images taken from November until Wednesday show the extent of damage Harvey caused
The satellite images from DigitalGlobe illustrate how the Houston area was devastated by flooding
Murky waters overtook once green land after the storm dumped 19 trillion gallons of water on the region
Experts claim that flooded waters in much of Houston will recede by the end of the weekend
The catastrophic flooding caused the death of at least 47 people and that number is expected to rise

1 September 2017

Texas is just beginning to recover after Harvey wreaked havoc on the state, leaving behind residential areas partially submerged in flooded waters.

New satellite images from DigitalGlobe show the extent of the catastrophic damage that the storm caused, as experts claim that flood damage alone will amount to at least $35billion, about what Katrina cost in 2005.

The stunning photos, taken from November through Wednesday, show areas outside of Houston flooded with murky waters after Harvey dumped more than 19 trillion gallons of water on the region, a stark contrast from the green land just months beforehand.

Officials said most of the flooded waters are expected to recede by the end of the weekend, as residents salvage items from soaking homes and bury loved ones as at least 47 people died because of the life-threatening floods.

More than 100,000 homes were destroyed when Harvey slammed into the Lone Star State last Friday night, and some cities are left without water as the storm continues to dump record-setting amounts of rain.

After touring the devastated Texas Gulf Coast on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday more than 300,000 people have applied for disaster aid as the region begins to put the pieces of their lives back together.

Now that flood waters have receded enough for the recovery mission to begin, the death toll is expected to rise past 47 when most of the water is gone from Houston and Harris County by Friday or early Saturday.

Texan fire fighters were going door-to-door in a grim search for survivors and victims of Hurricane Harvey as hospitals and homes that were the last to be hit are evacuated on Thursday.

At least two the dead recovered in the waters were from the areas shown in the striking aerial satellite photos included in this story.

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One Response to “Harvey’s devastation from space: Striking satellite pictures show how 19 trillion gallons of toxic brown flood waters have ravaged Texas, causing $35 BILLION worth of damage”

  1. Strayhorse

    Why aren’t fake and supposed legit non-profits who take donations for disasters being charged for the same violations of the law as looters since they are not distributing disaster relief resources and funds to victims as promised. Looters and financial thieves MUST GO TO JAIL!


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