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These Poignant Aerial Images Show What Texas Looked Like Before And After Harvey

The photos show entire swaths of land completely under muddy water in the aftermath of Harvey's deadly destruction.

Posted on August 31, 2017, at 8:48 p.m. ET

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in eastern Texas last Friday, wreaking havoc and killing at least 41 people. But on Thursday, the skies finally began to clear, allowing people to start making sense of what happened and giving satellites the chance to take photos of what the state looks like now.

Here are images from DigitalGlobe, a company that provides satellite images to the US government and others, that show Texas before and after the storm.

Wharton

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Wharton again, but a closer view

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Angleton

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Holiday Lakes

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Rosenberg

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Brookshire

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Simonton

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