HURRICANE HARVEY SPENT the weekend battering the coastal regions of American state Texas, leaving three people dead and an unprecedented trail of devastation in its wake.
Footage (above) from the US Coast Guard shows much of the area around Houston, the fourth largest city in the US, resembling a giant lake.
The sheer extent of the rainfall and flooding led state governor Greg Abbott to declare: “we’re measuring the rain in feet, not inches.”
And the worst may not yet have happened – the hurricane seems set to move into the gulf for a number of days before circling back to make landfall once more later in the week.
Thus far, the storm has produced some unforgettable images, from nursing home patients trapped in waist-deep water to mobile homes ripped apart like tissue paper:
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