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This Is What The Hurricane Rescue Effort Looks Like In Texas

This Is What The Hurricane Rescue Effort Looks Like In Texas

Over 3,500 people have been rescued in Houston and its surrounding areas in what has become one of the worst storms in US history.

Posted on August 29, 2017, at 6:10 p.m. ET

Coast Guard officials help a woman who was rescued from her flooded home in Houston on Aug. 28.
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Coast Guard officials help a woman who was rescued from her flooded home in Houston on Aug. 28.

A child is helped off the back of a rescue truck after his family was evacuated in Houston on Aug. 28.
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A child is helped off the back of a rescue truck after his family was evacuated in Houston on Aug. 28.

Jan Tullos, 32, from College Station, Texas, smashes the window on a flooded home in an attempt to rescue a woman reportedly stuck inside with a broken leg, in Clodine, Texas, on Aug. 28.
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Jan Tullos, 32, from College Station, Texas, smashes the window on a flooded home in an attempt to rescue a woman reportedly stuck inside with a broken leg, in Clodine, Texas, on Aug. 28.

A Coast Guard helicopter hoists a wheelchair on board after lifting a person to safety in Houston on Aug. 28.
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A Coast Guard helicopter hoists a wheelchair on board after lifting a person to safety in Houston on Aug. 28.

A young girl is helped to dry land after her family's home was inundated with floodwater in Houston on Aug. 28.
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A young girl is helped to dry land after her family's home was inundated with floodwater in Houston on Aug. 28.

People make their way out of a flooded neighborhood in Houston on Aug. 28.
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People make their way out of a flooded neighborhood in Houston on Aug. 28.

Barb Davis, 74, is helped to dry land after being rescued from her flooded neighborhood in Houston on Aug. 28.
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Barb Davis, 74, is helped to dry land after being rescued from her flooded neighborhood in Houston on Aug. 28.

Comfort Morgan is helped to dry land after being rescued from her flooded home in Clodine, Texas, on Aug. 28.
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Comfort Morgan is helped to dry land after being rescued from her flooded home in Clodine, Texas, on Aug. 28.

Two young girls are rescued from a flooded neighborhood in Houston on Aug. 28.
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Two young girls are rescued from a flooded neighborhood in Houston on Aug. 28.

Rescue personnel help children to dry land after their homes were flooded in Houston on Aug. 28.
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Rescue personnel help children to dry land after their homes were flooded in Houston on Aug. 28.

A family is rescued by airboat in Houston on Aug. 28.
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A family is rescued by airboat in Houston on Aug. 28.

Two young children use a plastic kiddie pool as a makeshift raft as their family attempt to make it to high ground in Houston on Aug. 28.
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Two young children use a plastic kiddie pool as a makeshift raft as their family attempt to make it to high ground in Houston on Aug. 28.

Dean Mize (left) and Jason Legnon lift a person from his wheelchair as they rescue people from their homes in a flooded area of Houston on Aug. 28.
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Dean Mize (left) and Jason Legnon lift a person from his wheelchair as they rescue people from their homes in a flooded area of Houston on Aug. 28.

A group of men push a stalled pickup through a flooded street in Houston on Aug. 27.
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A group of men push a stalled pickup through a flooded street in Houston on Aug. 27.

Sterling Broughton is moved from a rescue boat onto a kayak after flood waters from Hurricane Harvey rose in Dickenson, Texas, on Aug. 27.
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Sterling Broughton is moved from a rescue boat onto a kayak after flood waters from Hurricane Harvey rose in Dickenson, Texas, on Aug. 27.

Houston Police SWAT Officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son Aiden after rescuing them from their home in Houston on Aug. 27.
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Houston Police SWAT Officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son Aiden after rescuing them from their home in Houston on Aug. 27.

Rescued flood victims sit in the back of a truck in Houston on Aug. 28.
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Rescued flood victims sit in the back of a truck in Houston on Aug. 28.

People wait for evacuation in a city dump truck on an I-610 overpass in Houston on Aug. 27.
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People wait for evacuation in a city dump truck on an I-610 overpass in Houston on Aug. 27.

People wait to be bussed to a shelter after being evacuated from their homes in Houston on Aug. 28.
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People wait to be bussed to a shelter after being evacuated from their homes in Houston on Aug. 28.

Residents pick through needed items at a makeshift aid station in Rockport, Texas, on Aug. 27.
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Residents pick through needed items at a makeshift aid station in Rockport, Texas, on Aug. 27.

Volunteers unload donated items at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Aug. 28.
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Volunteers unload donated items at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Aug. 28.

Volunteers sort through donated clothing at a shelter in the George R. Brown Convention Center on Aug. 28.
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Volunteers sort through donated clothing at a shelter in the George R. Brown Convention Center on Aug. 28.

Korbey Haley, a flood evacuee from Houston's 5th Ward, shares a light moment with his son Jordan Haley, 6, at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Aug. 28.
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Korbey Haley, a flood evacuee from Houston's 5th Ward, shares a light moment with his son Jordan Haley, 6, at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Aug. 28.

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