A tropical storm Harvey caused deadly floods in Houston and thousands of people have been affected by the devastating flood. People have gone to the top floor to rescue themselves and who could not call the rescuer were thrown out from their home.
The continuous and incessant rain after the storm turned much of Houston into rivers navigable only by boats, gray-green water can be seen in all the city. Average rainfall totals will end up around 40 inches (1 meter) for Houston, weather service meteorologist Patrick Burke said.
As the water rose, the National Weather Service issued another ominous forecast: Before the storm that arrived Friday as a Category 4 hurricane is gone, some parts of Houston and its suburbs could get as much as 50 inches (1.3 meters) of rain. That would be the highest amount ever recorded in Texas.
Volunteers and emergency disaster team are trying to rescue people from their houses. Some of them shifted to the upper floors but the heavy flood have followed them and it made the rescue work very much dangerous and hard.
It was not clear how many people were plucked from the floodwaters. Up to 1,200 people had to be rescued in Galveston County alone, said Mark Henry, the county judge, the county’s top administrative post.