Hurricane Harvey has had a devastating impact on the Texas coast. Emergency personnel spent most of the day taking boats out to rescue people and pets.
Here's what's taken place in Texas:
Towns along the Texas coast are seeing waist-high water. Once water levels go town, residents will have to prepare to repair their homes while others will have to completely rebuild.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 27, 2017
Search and rescue
Police officers and firefighters are traveling by boat to rescue hundreds of stranded people and pets.
Neighborhoods underwater in Friendswood, SE of Houston. Locals and police/fire have rescued hundreds of people and pets. pic.twitter.com/nHFFqs351o
— Jacob Rascon (@Jacobnbc) August 27, 2017
Rescue crews in Houston were focused on getting children out of areas with severe flooding.
A neighborly rescue
Neighbors helped an elderly man with a pacemaker who was trapped in chest-deep water. They got him out of the chest-high water and into the boat to safety.
— ABC News (@ABC) August 27, 2017
A family evacuation
People are making sure their animals evacuate with them. One man put his two dogs in a cooler in order to carry them to safety.
— Austin Kellerman (@AustinKellerman) August 27, 2017
A family in Houston had so much water in their living room that fish were swimming around. One man caught the fish that was seen swimming in his home.
— Based Monitored 🇺🇸 (@BasedMonitored) August 27, 2017
Reporter turned hero
Brandi Smith, a reporter with KHOU-TV out of Houston, was on the air live when she found out her station headquarters were being evacuated for having two feet of water.
During her live broadcast, Smith flagged down a Harris County emergency response team to let them know a big rig driver was stuck in approximately 10 feet of water.
— The Anon Journal (@TheAnonJournal) August 27, 2017