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Samaritans help push a boat with evacuees to high ground during a rain storm caused by Tropical Storm Harvey along Tidwell Road in east Houston
Samaritans help push a boat with evacuees to high ground during a rain storm caused by Tropical Storm Harvey along Tidwell Road in east Houston, on Aug. 28, 2017.Adrees Latif—Reuters
Samaritans help push a boat with evacuees to high ground during a rain storm caused by Tropical Storm Harvey along Tidwell Road in east Houston
Rescue boats fill a flooded street as flood victims are evacuated floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.
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People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston.
People wait to be rescued from their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston.
Rescue workers and civilians wait for emergency crews in Houston, Aug. 27, 2017.
Residents with a dog sit in the back of a truck while waiting to be rescued from rising floodwaters due to Hurricane Harvey in Spring, Texas, on Aug. 28, 2017.
People wait to be rescued from their flooded homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
A person waves to rescuers as he walks through a flooded street after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston.
Rescuers help a man and children from flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston.
People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston.
Evacuees from areas of the city flooded by Hurricane Harvey arrive in the back of city dump trucks at a red cross shelter set up at a convention center on Aug. 27.
A stalled car gets a push amid heavy rain on a section of Interstate 610 in Houston, Aug. 27, 2017.
Evacuees wade down a flooded section of Interstate 610 as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston.
A truck driver walks while checking the depth of an underpass during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston.
A woman looks out from a door at a shelter in the George R. Brown Convention Center during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston.
Flooded downtown is seen from JP Morgan Chase Tower after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Texas Gulf coast with rain causing widespread flooding, in Houston
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Waters rush from a large sinkhole on Highway FM 762 in Rosenberg, Texas, near Houston, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017.
People wait in a city dump truck on an I-610 overpass for evacuation during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Aug. 27, 2017 in Houston.
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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 surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, on Aug. 27, 2017.
Neighbors used their personal boats to rescue Jane Rhodes in Friendswood, Texas, on Aug. 27, 2017.
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Lisa Rehr holds her four-year old son Maximus, after they lost their home to Hurricane Harvey, as they await to be evacuated with their belongings from Rockport, Texas, Aug. 26, 2017.
Samaritans help push a boat with evacuees to high ground during a rain storm caused by Tropical Storm Harvey along Tidwe
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A Look at the Devastating Destruction Caused by Hurricane Harvey

Updated: Aug 29, 2017 8:17 AM ET | Originally published: Aug 27, 2017

A disastrous path left by the storm resulting from Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas over the weekend created a devastating scene as countless homes were destroyed and residents waded in flooded streets looking for safety.

The impact of Hurricane Harvey has officials warning of “catastrophic and life-threatening flooding,” reaching potentially historic levels as high as 50 inches, according to the National Hurricane Center. At least nine people have died as a result of the storm, according the the Associated Press. Emergency relief teams and volunteers have saved thousands of people stranded by the storm that has turned roads into rivers.

Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Turner said the agency will likely be in the flooded areas “for years” to help recovery efforts. “This disaster is going to be a landmark event,” Turner said Sunday morning on CNN.

Images of the destruction show displaced residents, toppled over trucks, rescue missions and homes destroyed beyond repair. Take a look at the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey so far in the photos above.

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