Updated: August 29, 2017 8:17 AM ET | Originally published: August 27, 2017 1:25 PM EDT

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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