Dramatic photo shows Harvey floodwaters overtaking a freeway in Texas

The record-breaking rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey has caused unprecedented flooding in Texas since it first made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on Friday night.

Despite its downgrade to a tropical storm, Harvey has drenched some regions of Texas with more than 50 inches of water. One dramatic photo posted online shows waves rising along a portion of Interstate 10 in Texas.

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Charlotte Mills reads her Bible in the warehouse at Gallery Furniture where she has been staying after evacuating her flooded home over the weekend, in Houston, Texas, U.S., August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Nick Oxford
Volunteers with The American Red Cross register evacuees at the George R. Brown Convention Center after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Texas Gulf coast with rain causing widespread flooding, in Houston, Texas, U.S. August 28, 2017. Picture taken August 28, 2017. REUTERS/Nick Oxford
Evacuee Pete Quintana Jr. is wrapped in a blanket at the George R. Brown Convention Center after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Texas Gulf coast with rain causing widespread flooding, in Houston, Texas, U.S. August 28, 2017. Picture taken August 28, 2017. REUTERS/Nick Oxford
Evacuees fill an exhibition hall at the George R. Brown Convention Center where people have taken refuge in Houston, Texas, U.S. August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Nick Oxford
Evacuees get some rest in the warehouse at Gallery Furniture which opened its doors to residents needing shelter, in Houston, Texas, U.S., August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Nick Oxford
Evacuees Danielle White and her husband Lorenzo White wait to get into of the George R. Brown Convention Center after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Texas Gulf coast with rain causing widespread flooding, in Houston, Texas, U.S. August 27, 2017. REUTERS/Nick Oxford
Evacuees carry their belongings outside of the George R. Brown Convention Center where over 9,000 people have taken refuge, in Houston, Texas, U.S. August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Nick Oxford
Jakobe Thomas plays with his sister Journey Thomas, 1, in the warehouse at Gallery Furniture where they have been staying after evacuating their flooded home over the weekend, in Houston, Texas, U.S., August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Nick Oxford
An evacuee is patted down as he is processed into the George R. Brown Convention Center where people have taken refuge, in Houston, Texas, U.S. August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Nick Oxford
A long line of cars wait to get into the Lakewood church which was designated as a shelter for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston, Texas August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
Evacuees are unloaded from the back of an open bed truck at the George R. Brown Convention Center after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Texas Gulf coast with rain causing widespread flooding, in Houston, Texas, U.S. August 27, 2017. REUTERS/Nick Oxford
A couple of evacuees carry their dogs into the the George R. Brown Convention Center after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Texas Gulf coast with rain causing widespread flooding, in Houston, Texas, U.S. August 27, 2017. REUTERS/Nick Oxford
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The image, which has been shared widely on social media, shows waves flowing alongside the interstate. An overhead freeway sign can be seen in the distance just a few feet above the floodwater. Storyful editor David Clinch shared video of the scene, which shows a boat speeding past partially submerged buildings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two to four feet of rain have fallen on southeastern Texas as of Tuesday evening, rendering cities like Houston unrecognizable in the deluge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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