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Flooding from Harvey has paralyzed the country\'s fourth biggest city, forcing thousands to flee as rivers rise to levels not seen in centuries.

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Members of the nguyen family return to their home

Members of the Nguyen family return to their home for the first time since Harvey floodwaters arrived in Houston. REUTERS/Rick Wilking


A rescue boat evacuates people from the rising

A rescue boat evacuates people from the rising waters of Buffalo Bayouin a neighborhood west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri


A rescue boat evacuates people from the rising 1

A rescue boat evacuates people from the rising water of Buffalo Bayou in a neighborhood west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri


Residents wade with their belongings through

Residents wade with their belongings through flood waters in Northwest Houston. REUTERS/Adrees Latif


Jonathan evans floats his possessions on a paddle

Jonathan Evans floats his possessions on a paddle board with Stacey Brown (C) and Amanda Smith pushing floating tubs of theirs in northwestern Houston. REUTERS/Rick Wilking


A boat looks for evacuees past businesses left

A boat looks for evacuees past businesses left flooded along Highway 6 in West Houston. REUTERS/Adrees Latif


A houston police vehicle drives along a flooded

A Houston Police vehicle drives along a flooded street in the rising water of Buffalo Bayou in a neighborhood west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri


A rescue boat evacuates people from the rising 2

A rescue boat evacuates people from the rising waters of Buffalo Bayou in a neighborhood west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri


A rescue boat evacuates people from the rising 3

A rescue boat evacuates people from the rising waters of Buffalo Bayou in a neighborhood west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri


A worker helps a woman from a rescue boat

A worker helps a woman from a rescue boat as it evacuates people from the rising waters of Buffalo Bayou in a neighborhood west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri


A volunteer searches for evacuees through flood

A volunteer searches for evacuees through flood waters in Northwest Houston. REUTERS/Adrees Latif


Emory carter retreives his hat and wallet from

Emory Carter retreives his hat and wallet from his car in front of his house in northwestern Houston. REUTERS/Rick Wilking


People ride a boat though flood water after being

People ride a boat though flood water after being evacuated in a neighborhood west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri


A rescue boat evacuates people from the rising 4

A rescue boat evacuates people from the rising waters of Buffalo Bayou in a neighborhood west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri


Volunteers with boats wait to evacuate victims

Volunteers with boats wait to evacuate victims stuck in floodwaters in western Houston. REUTERS/Rick Wilking


People unload belongings and dogs to cross

People unload belongings and dogs to cross a bridge to evacuate in a neighborhood west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri



Sunlight breaks through storm clouds

Sunlight breaks through storm clouds as a helicopter hovers above the Houston skyline. REUTERS/Adrees Latif


People ride a watercraft though flood water after

People ride a watercraft though flood water after being evacuated west of Houston. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri


A military helicopter and personnel rescue

A military helicopter and personnel rescue a stranded resident in east Houston. REUTERS/Adrees Latif






A man wearing a houston texans shirt raises

A man wearing a Houston Texans shirt raises his arm as residents are rescued in east Houston. REUTERS/Adrees Latif



Samaritans help push a boat with evacuees to high

Samaritans help push a boat with evacuees to high ground along Tidwell Road in east Houston. REUTERS/Adrees Latif


A woman holds her dog as she arrives to high

A woman holds her dog as she arrives to high ground after evacuating her home along Tidwell Road in east Houston. REUTERS/Adrees Latif


Residents use boats to evacuate flood waters

Residents use boats to evacuate flood waters along Tidwell Road in east Houston. REUTERS/Adrees Latif


Laquanta edwards holds her one year old daughter

Laquanta Edwards holds her one year old daughter Ladaja and nine-month-old son LaDarius after they arrived to high ground by boat along Tidwell Road in east Houston. REUTERS/Adrees Latif



Houses and cars are seen partially submerged

Houses and cars are seen partially submerged in east Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman



A woman holds her child after arriving to high

A woman holds her child after arriving to high ground due along Tidwell Road in east Houston. REUTERS/Adrees Latif




A civilian owned vehicle drives through

A civilian owned vehicle drives through floodwaters performing search and rescue in Houston. REUTERS/Nick Oxford


Isiah courtney and his one year old daughter

Isiah Courtney and his one-year-old daughter Aubry wade through flood waters in Beaumont Place, Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman


Residents board the bed of a tow truck after

Residents board the bed of a tow truck after being rescued in east Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman



Domenique scales c wipes tears from her face

Domenique Scales (C), wipes tears from her face after being rescued from the flood waters in Beaumont Place, Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman


Interstate highway 45 is submerged during

Interstate highway 45 is submerged during widespread flooding in Houston. REUTERS/Richard Carson


Andrew mitchell helps his neighbor beverly

Andrew Mitchell helps his neighbor Beverly Johnson onto a rescue boat in Beaumont Place, Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman


A rescue helicopter hovers in the background

A rescue helicopter hovers in the background as an elderly woman and her poodle use an air mattress to float above flood waters while waiting to be rescued from Scarsdale Boulevard in Houston. REUTERS/Adrees Latif


Jesus rodriguez rescues gloria garcia in pearland

Jesus Rodriguez rescues Gloria Garcia in Pearland, in the outskirts of Houston. REUTERS/Adrees Latif


Members of the duong family walk through flood

Members of the Duong family walk through flood waters on the feeder road of Interstate 45 in Houston. REUTERS/Adrees Latif


Texas national guard soldiers aid residents

Texas National Guard soldiers aid residents in heavily flooded areas in Houston. Lt. Zachary West, 100th MPAD/Texas Military Department/via REUTERS


A texas national guard soldier carries a woman

A Texas National Guard soldier carries a woman on his back as they conduct rescue operations in flooded areas around Houston. 1Lt. Zachary West, 100th MPAD/Texas Military Department/ via REUTERS


Evacuees are airlifted in a u s coast guard

Evacuees are airlifted in a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter after flooding inundated neighborhoods in Houston. U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland/via REUTERS



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