TEXAS Through Sunday morning, Harvey continued to unleash record levels of rain on Houston, causing “catastrophic” flooding in the city and in surrounding Harris County. At least one storm-related death in Houston was reported on Sunday, after a woman was found dead by her water-deluged car.
Over 24 hours, the greater Houston and Galveston area received 24.1 inches of rain. The National Weather Service warned of “additional catastrophic, unprecedented and life threatening flooding” into the next week, and placed flash-flood emergencies for all of Southeast Texas.
Pictures emerging from Texas are shocking. This picture that was tweeted moments ago will go viral.
An unbelievable photo of nursing home residents waiting to get rescued in Houston. pic.twitter.com/4pNoONejMD
— Jackie Camacho (@javkie_jackie) August 27, 2017
The residents in the picture were airlifted to safety, OEM coordinator David Popoff confirmed to the Galveston County Daily News.
The news was a relief for Timothy and Kim McIntosh.
“RESCUED!! Thank you to the National Guard & the Galveston City Emergency crew for our rescue,” Timothy McIntosh wrote.