For those who live in Houston or the surrounding areas, “catastrophic” is too kind a word to describe what has happened to this city. When one looks at the images and recognizes the places in them, places many of us have been to or passed by far too many times to count, seeing these locations completely submerged in water is nothing short of apocalyptic. Here, some of the most visually startling pictures have been gathered into one place, though no picture can adequately tell the horror and shock that Houstonians are facing at this very moment, with thousands packed into densely-populated stadiums and convention centers, and while chemical plants are reportedly exploding. The road to recovery will be long and difficult, but if any city can pull it off it will be the richly-diverse and resilient city of Houston.
And finally there was this gem from POTUS on Twitter as Harvey ravaged Southeast Texas: