Hurricane Harvey made landfall Aug. 25, 2017, on the Texas coast as a Category 4 storm, hovering over the state for four days and dumping as much as 60 inches of rain in some areas. The storm flooded hundreds of thousands of homes and left 30,000 people displaced. A year later, the area is still rebuilding after the devastating system.
The View From Outer Space
In this Aug. 25, 2017, photo from NASA, Hurricane Harvey is seen intensifying as it barrels toward the Texas coast, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph. The image was taken by the International Space Station.
A City Under Water
Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas late on Aug. 25, bringing strong winds and lashing rain. But the real damage was done when the storm system parked itself above the Houston area for days, dumping biblical amounts of precipitation.
Saving Thousands of Pets
Naomi Coto carries her dog, Simba, to higher ground after her home was flooded by Harvey. Thousands of other pets weren't so lucky.
Trying to Make It
A resident tries to navigate a flooded Houston street, trailed by a dog.
House Cat Left Behind
This abandoned calico cat navigates floodwaters near an apartment complex in Houston that was inundated with water.
Storm Casualties Include Abandoned Pets
Animal rescue volunteers helped round up pets abandoned by fleeing owners. Thousands of animals were left to fend for themselves.
Rescued From the Water
Shardea Harrison looks at her 3-week-old baby being held by Dean Mize, seated. Jason Legnon rescued them in his airboat after they became stranded in their Houston home during the storm.
Stranded and Needing a Boat
Michael Boyd passes his son, Skylar, to a rescue worker on Aug. 30. On Skylar's first birthday, he and his family were picked up at their flooded Houston apartment.
Rescuing Stranded Motorists
Floodwaters rose so quickly, many residents became trapped in their cars and had to be rescued by boat.
Harvey over Texas
This Aug. 28 Landsat 8 satellite image shows Harvey, now downgraded to a tropical storm, covering the Texas cities of Houston and Galveston.
Before and After in Downtown Houston
An aerial view of downtown Houston and its flooded expressways after Harvey blew town.
Homes near Lake Houston are deluged by flood waters.
Water, Water, Everywhere
Jenna Fountain brings a bucket to recover belongings from her flooded home in Port Arthur, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey buried her neighborhood.
Floodwaters Move Cars
Heavy flooding at a Houston hotel compound lifted cars and pushed them together during Harvey's downpour.
Roadway Becomes River
An expressway interchange in Houston is transformed in a river of floodwater by Hurricane Harvey rainfall.
This residential neighborhood near Interstate 10 outside Houston was underwater after Hurricane Harvey.
Water surrounds a house up to the roof.
Post Oak Lane Before the Flood
This Google Maps image shows a major Houston thoroughfare that runs north-south through the downtown area.
Post Oak Lane After the Deluge
A rescue boat patrols the Post Oak Lane area after the rains came.
We're Going to Need a Lot of Boats
Residents walk, row and drift through a flooded Houston residential area.
Commuting by Kayak
A woman paddles a kayak down flooded street to deliver necessities to her neighbors in Houston.
Even the Dead Are Displaced
Caskets are strewn over a cemetery in Orange, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey rampaged the area.
This before-and-after satellite image shows the tiny town of Simonton, near the Brazos River, in southeast Texas.
San Jacinto River
This "before" image shows the San Jacinto River basin on Aug. 17, in the greater Houston area, days before Harvey blew in.
San Jacinto River
This "after" satellite photograph taken on Aug. 31 shows the San Jacinto River basin after Hurricane Harvey flooded the area.
Looking for Important Papers
Matthew Koser waded through waist-high water in the hall of his grandfather's home, looking for family heirlooms and financial documents in the Bear Creek neighborhood west of Houston.
The Emotional Toll
Steve Culver broke down sobbing, holding on to his dog, Otis, as he described being hit by Hurricane Harvey. He called it "the most terrifying event" in his life while sitting in front of his Rockport, Texas, home.
Daisy Graham is seen reacting to the news that a friend is still in an apartment destroyed by Harvey in Rockport, Texas. The friend was found alive, but cowering in a shower stall after her roof was blown off and the walls caved in.
Marina Robles is overwhelmed after realizing all of her belongings were destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. Robles moved to Houston from her native Honduras 30 years ago and was left homeless by the killer storm.
Tears From Fear
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas comforts Jennifer Nixon, who fled her Houston home and was still living at at an evacuation center one week after Harvey hit.
Praying for Relief
A member of the Cypress Creek Christian Church in Spring, Texas, cries and prays after her house of worship was severely damaged by flooding.
Let the Healing Begin
Congregants at the Lakewood Church pray for healing after Hurricane Harvey caused severe flooding in Houston.
Andrew Taylor stands inside the home he recently purchased, earlier this year, which is across the street from the first housing development approved after Hurricane Harvey.
Kotter Elementary School in Houston is repaired and rebuilt in this October 2017 photograph.