50+ Powerful Photos From Hurricane Harvey That Show The Devastating Power Of Nature

Hurricane Harvey is currently devastating southeastern Texas, including the city of Houston. Disastrous flooding, winds gusting up to 95 km/h, and even tornadoes have already caused billions of dollars in property damage, and have reportedly claimed at least 9 lives. Since Harvey made landfall at Rockport, Texas, in the early hours of August 26th, the Internet has become inundated with harrowing photos and stories from affected areas – stories of tragedy, rescue, community and generosity. We’re bringing you the ones that are making headlines, and stirring hearts, worldwide.

If you would like to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, Houston mayor Sylvester Turner has set up an emergency relief fund which can be found here.

Scroll down the see the storm that is being called “the worst disaster in Texas history” for yourself. Our thoughts are with all those touched by this event. (H/T: Bored Panda)

01. A Furniture Store In Texas Is Providing Shelter And Food For Hurricane Victims


02. A Dog Named Otis Is Walking Around Sinton Tx Carrying A Entire Bag Of Dog Food With Him

Tiele Dockens

03. This Policeman Worked Countless Hours Helping Victims Of Hurricane Harvey Until He Passed Out From Exhaustion


04. Dog Hanging On During Houston Flooding. She Was Rescued!


05. Texans Refuse To Leave Pets Behind As They Flee


06. Joe Garcia Carries His Dog Heidi From His Flooded Home

David J. Phillip

07. Floater Baby – Mother Who Was Waiting For Rescue During The Hurricane Shared A Picture Of Her Baby Floating In A Large Plastic Container


08. My Friends Out Rescuing People And Pets In Houston Today And Taking A Break For Donuts. Closed Unfortunately. Good People!


09. America 2017 In One Picture


10. Getting Home After A 49,5 Hour Shift Working Hurricane Harvey


11. A Rescue Helicopter Hovers In The Background As An Elderly Woman And Her Poodle Use An Air Mattress To Float Above Flood Waters From Tropical Storm Harvey While Waiting To Be Rescued From Scarsdale Boulevard In Houston, Texas

REUTERS/Adrees Latif

12. Steve Culver Cries With His Dog Otis As He Talks About What He Said Was The, ‘ Most Terrifying Event In His Life,’ When Hurricane Harvey Blew In And Destroyed Most Of His Home While He And His Wife Took Shelter There

Joe Raedle

13. Isiah Courtney Carries His Dog Bruce Through Flood Waters In Beaumont Place, Houston, Texas

REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

14. Alexendre Jorge Evacuates Ethan Colman, 4, From A Neighborhood Inundated By Floodwaters From Tropical Storm Harvey On Monday

Charlie Riedel

15. Texans Refuse To Leave Pets Behind As They Flee


16. Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Carries Two Children To Safety


17. Houston Police SWAT Officer Daryl Hudeck Carries Catherine Pham And Her 13-Month-Old Son Aiden After Rescuing Them From Their Home Surrounded By Floodwaters From Tropical Storm Harvey In Huston

David J. Phillip

18. Seniors In La Vita Bella Nursing Home In Dickinson Texas Waiting To Be Rescued

Trudy Lampson

19. Doggo Keeps An Eye Out On The Flood. Been Stuck At Home Surrounded By Water For 2 Days Now In Friendswood Texas


20. Intersection Along San Houston Pkwy. In Houston, Water About 17 Feet Deep


21. Hurricane Harvey Is Pictured Off The Coast Of Texas


22. Sam Speights Tries To Hold Back Tears While Holding His Dogs And Surveying The Damage To His Home In The Wake Of Hurricane Harvey

Eric Gay

23. When U Flooded,and Don’t Wanna Get Electrocuted, But Hopeful


24. People Make Their Way Down Partially Flooded Roads In Galveston, Texas

Brendan Smialowski

25. Shardea Harrison Looks At Her 3-week-old Baby, Sarai, As Dean Mize, Right, And Jason Legnon Use An Airboat To Rescue Them From Their Home In Houston


26. Lisa Rehr Holds Her Four-Year Old Son Maximus, After They Lost Their Home To Hurricane Harvey, As They Await To Be Evacuated With Their Belongings From Rockport

REUTERS/Adrees Latif

27. 24 Hour Difference In Houston From Harvey 2017


28. My Friend Fishing From His Balcony In Houston


29. Jesus Rodriguez Rescues Gloria Garcia After Rain Flooded Pearland, In The Outskirts Of Houston

REUTERS/Adrees Latif

30. This Poor Dog Was Left Chained In Houston, Texas, Without Any Hope To Escape

Ruaridh Connellan

31. Neighbors Used Their Personal Boats To Rescue Jane Rhodes In Friendswood, Texas

Steve Gonzales

32. Residents Use Boats To Evacuate Flood Waters Along Tidwell Road In East Houston, Texas

REUTERS/Adrees Latif

33. Barb Davis, 74. Is Helped To Dry Land After Being Rescued From Her Flooded Neighborhood After It Was Inundated With Rain Water, Remnants Of Hurricane Harvey

Scott Olson

34. People Walk Through Water To A Staging Area To Evacuate In Dickinson, Texas

REUTERS/Rick Wilking

35. A Stranded Motorist Escapes Floodwaters On Interstate 225 In Houston, Texas

REUTERS/Nick Oxford

36. Wilford Martinez, Right, Is Rescued From His Flooded Car By Harris County Sheriff’s Department Richard Wagner Along Interstate 610

David J. Phillip

37. A Flooded Graveyard In Pearland

Brendan Smialowski

38. Julius Verret, 14, Floats In Street Flooding In Lake Charles

Gerald Herbert

39. A Texas National Guard Soldier Carries A Woman On His Back As They Conduct Rescue Operations In Flooded Areas Around Houston

Texas Military Department

40. Cattle Are Stranded In A Flooded Pasture On Highway 71 In La Grange, Texas

Jay Janner

41. People Are Rescued From Flood Waters From Hurricane Harvey On An Air Boat In Dickinson

Rick Wilking

42. A Cow Struggles To Keep Its Head Above Floodwaters Near Fulton

REUTERS/Rick Wilking

43. An Elderly Man Is Carried After Being Rescued In East Houston, Texas

REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

44. Dusk In Houston’s Meyerland Area On Sunday Night

Alyssa Schukar/The New York Times

45. A Man Walks Through Floodwaters And Onto The Main Road After Surveying His Property

REUTERS/Adrees Latif

46. Residents Wade Through Flood Waters From Tropical Storm Harvey In Beaumont Place

Jonathan Bachman

47. People Use An Inflated Mattress To Evacuate Their Homes

Joe Raedle

48. People Evacuate A Neighborhood Inundated By Floodwaters From Tropical Storm Harvey On Monday

Charlie Riedel

49. People Push A Stalled Pickup To Through A Flooded Street In Houston

Charlie Riedel

50. Two Kayakers Try To Beat The Current Pushing Them Down An Overflowing Brays Bayou From Tropical Storm Harvey In Houston

Mark Mulligan

51. Melani Zurawski Cries While Inspecting Her Home In Port Aransas

Nick Wagner

52. Residents With A Dog Sit In The Back Of A Truck While Waiting To Be Rescued From Rising Floodwaters In Spring, Texas


53. My House In Meyerland During Harvey


54. Area Residents Use A Kayak To Rescue Motorists Stranded On Interstate Highway 45 In Houston

REUTERS/Richard Carson

55. A Person Walks Through A Flooded Street With A Dog

Joe Raedle

56. A Car Is Submerged On A Freeway Flooded By Tropical Storm Harvey

Charlie Riedel

57. Sterling Broughton Is Moved From A Rescue Boat Onto A Kayak In Dickenson, Texas

REUTERS/Rick Wilking

58. A Dead Dog Lies Out Of The Passenger Window Of An Overturned Pickup Truck After Hurricane Harvey Landed In The Coast Bend Area In Port Aransa

Gabe Hernandez/Corpus Christi Caller-Times

59. Police Block Traffic Following Closure Of The I-10 Freeway Leading Into Houston

Mark Ralston

60. Rescue Workers And Civilians Waited For Emergency Crews In The Meyerland Area Of Houston

Alyssa Schukar/The New York Times

61. People Evacuate A Neighborhood In West Huston


62. A Helicopter Lifts A Person During Evacuation Of Houston’s Meyerland Area

Alyssa Schukar/The New York Times

63. Searchers Patrol The Upscale River Oaks Neighborhood Of Houston For Stranded Residents

Scott Olson

64. A Woman Uses A Coat Hanger To Try And Retrieve An Item From A Destroyed House In Fulton

REUTERS/Rick Wilking

65. A Man Uses A Trash Bag As Cover From The Rain While Wading Through Flood Waters In East Houston, Texas

REUTERS/Adrees Latif

66. Karen Preston Was Carried To Safety After Evacuating Her Flooded Neighborhood On The Outskirts Of Houston

Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times

67. An Eighteen Wheel Tractor Trailer Is Stranded On Interstate Highway 45 Which Is Submerged From The Effects Of Hurricane Harvey Seen During Widespread Flooding In Houston, Texas

Richard Carson

68. Interstate Highway 45 Is Submerged In Houston

Richard Carson

69. Texas National Guard Soldiers Aid Residents In Heavily Flooded Areas In Houston

Texas Military Department

70. Several Neighborhoods And Suburbs Of Houston Were Evacuated Sunday Due To Flooding Brought By Tropical Storm Harvey

Texas Army National Guard

71. Rockport, Texas Resident Aaron Tobias In What’s Left Of His House

Joe Raedle

72. Members Of The Duong Family Walk Through Flood Waters On The Feeder Road Of Interstate 45 In Houston

REUTERS/Adrees Latif

73. People Stand On A Sinking Boat Awaiting Rescue From A U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Near Port Aransas


74. Daisy Graham Reacts To The News That A Friend Of Hers May Still Be In An Apartment That Was Destroyed By Hurricane Harvey In Rockport

Joe Raedle

75. People Walk Down A Flooded Street As They Evacuate Their Homes After The Area Was Inundated With Flooding From Hurricane Harvey

Joe Raedle

76. A Car Crushed By A Huge Tree In Rockport

REUTERS/Rick Wilking

77. A Plane Lies Upside Down At The Airport Near Fulton

REUTERS/Rick Wilking

78. Evacuees Are Unloaded From The Back Of An Open Bed Truck At The George R. Brown Convention Center

Nick Oxford

79. Shelves At An Austin-area Grocery Are Empty After Owners Secured Essential Items For Rationing

Suzanne Cordeiro

80. A Resident In The Meyerland Neighborhood Of Houston Took To A Rooftop As Floodwaters Inundated The Area

Alyssa Schukar/The New York Times

81. The Duong Family Walks Along Interstate 45 While Escaping Flood Waters In Houston, Texas

REUTERS/Adrees Latif

82. A Destroyed Motor Home On State Highway 188

Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times

83. A Man Struggles With His Umbrella As He Tries To Walk In The Wind And Rain On Friday In Corpus Christi, Texas


84. A Road Sign In Corpus Christi On Friday Warns Travellers Of The Approaching Hurricane Harvey

Joe Raedle

85. Pedestrians Tried To Escape Along Interstate 610 As Harvey Flooded Houston On Sunday

Alyssa Schukar/The New York Times

86. Rhonda Worthington Is Lifted Into A Boat While On Her Cell Phone With A 911 Dispatcher After Her Car Become Stuck In Rising Floodwaters

AP Photo

87. Residents Use A Truck To Navigate Through Flood Waters In Houston

REUTERS/Adrees Latif

88. People Who Were Rescued From Houston’s Meyerland Neighborhood On Sunday Waited To Be Taken To A Shelter

Alyssa Schukar/The New York Times

89. A Man Looks At Boats Damaged By Hurricane Harvey

Charlie Riedel

90. A Car Surrounded By Floodwaters In Point Comfort

REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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