14 Images That Explain Houston's Devastating Flooding

Rain is predicted for the next week.

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Hurricane Harvey, downgraded to a tropical storm, is none the less causing “unprecedented flooding” in southeastern Texas, including the city of Houston, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on Sunday.

Tropical Storm Harvey has turned the Houston forecast into a week full of rain, with showers predicted for the next seven days for the metro area of 5.6 million people.

There was some relief for the area on Sunday afternoon, as a dry spot was seen over Houston, but it may just be a brief respite.

The below images show what the weather looks like from the sky and on the ground.

Rainfall about 12:30 p.m. Central time on Sunday

Vincente Navas and Alma Barrientos stand outside their home in their Cottage Grove neighborhood, which has been inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 27 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple of days.

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This HGX radar image by the National Weather Service shows the rain pattern on Sunday at 1 p.m.

National Weather Service

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Harvey over Texas on Saturday.


A military truck navigates along Interstate 10, which has been inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 27 in Houston, Texas. 

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The Houston Transtar traffic camera showed this apocalyptic scene from Sunday morning.

Houston Transtar 

Texas National Guard soldiers conduct rescue operations in flooded areas around Houston on Sunday.

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What a difference 14 hours can make.

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This NOAA chart shows rainfall forecast levels around Houston.