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Hurricane Harvey and the unprecedented rain in parts of Texas have wreaked havoc.

Unfortunately, last week, Houston’s mayor Sylvester Turner told the city’s citizens not to evacuate:

Texas governor Greg Abbott was right in encouraging people to get out of Dodge before the destruction:

This what happened:

This was the weather forecast for Sunday, August 27, 2017:

As you can see from that forecast, the rain is moving northeast to Louisiana.

These short videos give an idea of the devastation of Hurricane Harvey elsewhere in Texas:

The White House has been monitoring the situation for much of the past week:

A team from New York’s bravest and finest left for Texas:

Americans — local and out of state — are making journeys in by boat to help people:

Prayers are needed now. It is hard to imagine the heartbreak and hassle involved once this is over. Pest control and disease, including Zika, will also be lingering issues.

For the latest videos and reports, follow #Harvey and #HoustonFloods.

More information, photos and updates can be found in the comments below.

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