Rescue Aug. 27, 4 a.m.

Houston Police chief live streams evacuation in Houston

Police helped evacuate residents from a flooded apartment complex in Houston. Read more

(Police Chief Art Acevedo)

Bird’s-eye-view Aug. 27, morning

Time-lapse video captures dramatic flooding in Houston

A time-lapse video captures the flooding in Houston since Harvey struck on Aug. 25.

(Exavier Blanchard)

Bird’s-eye-view Aug. 27, 10 a.m.

Houston high-rise overlooks flooded city as Harvey hits

This bird’s-eye view from a Houston high-rise apartment building shows Brays Bayou overflowing. Read more

(Allison McLemore and Jacquelyn Mclemore)

Neighborhood flooding Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m.

‘The craziest thing I’ve ever seen’: Houston residents assess storm damage

Residents of Clear Lake, Tex., on the south side of Houston, describe storm damage. Read more

(Zoeann Murphy and Bastien Inzaurralde/The Washington Post )

Rescue Aug 27, 11 a.m.

Houston hero rescues neighbors from Harvey’s floodwaters

Residents of Cypress, Tex., use boats to help neighbors escape flooding. Read more

(Kurt Kuykendall and Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post )

Neighborhood flooding Aug. 27, 12:30 p.m.

Houston loop freeway submerged after Harvey

Footage from social media shows highway signs, normally tall enough for semi trucks to pass beneath, almost covered by floodwaters near downtown Houston.

(Levitateapparel/Instagram )

Rescue Aug. 27, 12:38 p.m.

Neighbors form human chain to move pregnant woman in Houston

A woman who had gone into labor was helped to safety by her neighbors, who formed a human chain during Hurricane Harvey. Read more

(Molly Akers)

Neighborhood flooding Aug. 27, 12:43 p.m.

Truck attempts to drive on flooded Houston highway

A truck cruises through floodwaters on a Houston highway.

(Dylan Baddour/The Washington Post )

Neighborhood flooding Aug. 27, 1:40 pm

Flooded Houston streets submerge vehicles

A car is submerged on a flooded street near the Buffalo Bayou in Houston. Read more

(Stephanie Kuzydym)

Neighborhood flooding Aug. 27, 1:46 p.m.

Video shows flooding outside Houston TV station

Flooding breached the studios of Houston TV station KHOU. Station employees were forced to evacuate and broadcast from a temporary facility nearby. Read more

(Stephanie Kuzydym)

Rescue Aug. 27, 2:45 p.m.

Harris County sheriff assists with water rescues

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez helped with rescues as Tropical Storm Harvey dropped as much as 32 inches of rain in the county. Read more

(Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez)

Rescue Aug. 27, 3 p.m.

Aldine Fire Department rescues children from flooded home

Firefighters in Aldine, Tex., rescued children from their home.

(Leon Martin Jr.)

Bird’s-eye-view Aug. 27, afternoon

See flooding near Texas Medical Center from the air

This drone video shows the historic flooding in the Texas Medical Center caused by Hurricane Harvey. Read more

(Tom C. Nguyen)

Bird’s-eye-view Aug. 27, 4 p.m.

Navigating Texas roads by boat

A Houston neighborhood was so heavily flooded by Hurricane Harvey that some people used boats to travel through the area. Read more

(Zoeann Murphy/The Washington Post )

Rescue Aug. 27, 4:30 p.m.

Elderly people rescued from waist-high floodwater in Houston

Elderly people were carried through waist-high floodwater as Harvey continued to pound Houston. Read more

(Wendy M. Waterman)

Shelter Aug. 27, 5 p.m.

Volunteers transform Texas elementary school into community shelter

Volunteers tranformed Wedgewood Elementary School into a shelter for people displaced by flooding. Read more

(Zoeann Murphy and Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post)

Rescue Aug. 27, 9:35 p.m.

Houston rescue captured on TranStar traffic camera

Footage shows rescuers in an inflatable boat arriving to help a motorist escape rising water on the highway near Katy, Tex.

(Houston TranStar)

Shelter Aug. 28, 12:00 pm

Convention center transformed into storm shelter

Houston’s convention center began to fill up quickly as displaced residents searched for shelter after Harvey. Read more


Neighborhood flooding Aug. 28, 12:47 pm

Historic levels of rainfall flood Houston’s streets

Streets flood in Houston as Harvey marks the most extreme rain event in U.S. history. Read more

(Dalton Bennett and Whitney Shefte/The Washington Post )

Neighborhood flooding Aug. 28, 3 p.m.

Houston residents help a neighborhood underwater

Dickinson, Tex., residents tried to help a neighborhood underwater after historic rainfall brought by Harvey.

(Whitney Leaming, Zoeann Murphy and Ashleigh Joplin/The Washington Post )

Neighborhood flooding Aug. 28, 4:40 pm

Houston’s Memorial Drive not visible under muddy floodwater

Houston’s Memorial Drive, as seen from Shepherd Drive, is covered in feet of muddy floodwater.

(Stephanie Kuzydym)

Rescue Aug. 28, 5 p.m.

Volunteers rescue residents in Houston

Volunteers continued to brave the rain to rescue residents trapped in their homes. Read more

(Dalton Bennett and Whitney Shefte/The Washington Post )

Rescue Aug. 28, evening

A family’s journey to evacuate amid catastrophic Texas flooding

Volunteers used a boat to help this family evacuate their flooded home.

(Whitney Shefte and Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post )

Rescue Aug. 29, 11 a.m.

Reservoir spills over for the first time, causing Houston residents to evacuate

Houston residents evacuate their homes amid Harvey flooding after a reservoir spilled over for the first time in history. Read more

(Dalton Bennett and Whitney Shefte/The Washington Post )

Rescue Aug. 29, afternoon

A volunteer rescue worker describes his journey through Houston’s flooded streets

“Cajun Navy” volunteer Tim Isom drove through the neighborhoods of East Houston to save those trapped in their homes. Read more

(Whitney Leaming, Zoeann Murphy and Ashleigh Joplin/The Washington Post)

Rescue Aug. 29, 3:30 p.m.

Human chain formed to rescue man from Houston floodwaters

Video shows at least 17 people joining hands to form a human chain in Houston to help rescue a man whose vehicle was submerged in floodwaters.

(M&J Design Wood Works)

Shelter Aug. 29, evening

‘We lost a lot’: Mother of 6 faces aftermath of Harvey without flood insurance

Parents Shannon Hayes and Tony Jenkins are grappling with how to move forward after they were forced to abandon their flooded home and find shelter. Read more

(Monica Akhtar and Jarome Bailey Jr./The Washington Post)

Neighborhood flooding Aug. 29, evening

Intense flooding covers Interstate 10 as Harvey devastates Southeast Texas

Water was seen lapping over Interstate 10 near Winnie, Tex., as floodwaters continued to rise.

(Logan Wheat)

Shelter Aug. 30, morning

Evacuees from Harvey describe what they saved

Evacuees at Houston’s NRG Stadium describe the few items they were able to save from their flooded homes.

(Zoeann Murphy and Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post)

Neighborhood flooding Aug. 30, afternoon

Port Arthur residents rescued from floodwaters

Port Arthur, Tex., was underwater on Aug. 30, after Tropical Storm Harvey dumped 15 inches of rain on the city. Read more

(Amanda Guzman/Instagram)

Shelter Aug. 30, evening

Amid 'total devastation,' bowling alley shelters hundreds of evacuees

Victims of Tropical Storm Harvey found shelter in the Max Bowl bowling alley of Port Arthur, Tex. Read more

(Jorge RIbas and Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post )

Rescue Aug. 30, evening

Firefighters rescue family in burning house

A rescue boat was used to spray water, extinguishing a fire and saving a family amid the aftermath of Harvey.

(Dalton Bennett/The Washington Post )

Rescue Aug. 31, afternoon

Hospitals in Beaumont, Tex., forced to evacuate

Hospitals in Beaumont, Tex., were forced to evacuate patients after floodwaters disabled the city’s pumping system, leaving more than 100,000 residents without drinking water.

(Jorge Ribas and Lee Powell/The Washington Post)

Neighborhood flooding Aug. 31, afternoon

Texas store owner faces flood damage from Harvey

On Aug. 27, the E-Z Food Mart in Friendswood, Tex., was deep in floodwaters from Harvey. Ambreen Rajan said that when she returned to her flooded store, she looked inside and felt "broken."

(Zoeann Murphy/The Washington Post )

Shelter Sept. 1, morning

An epic line forms in search of water in Texas

This is what it looks like when a city of some 118,000 people loses its water supply in the wake of Harvey. Residents of Beaumont, Tex., line up and wait.

(Jorge Ribas and Lee Powell/The Washington Post )

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Video editor: Elyse Samuels. Video reporters: Dalton Bennett, Jabin Botsford, Zoeann Murphy and Whitney Shefte. Additional reporting: Deirdra O'Regan and Peter Stevenson. Design and graphics: John Muyskens and Shelly Tan.

Originally published Aug. 28, 2017.

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