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In Photos: Hurricane Harvey Takes Aim at Texas

Evacuating the area

Jason Vargas carries belongings on his back as he evacuates his home in north Houston on Aug. 29, 2017, following severe flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey.

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Jason Vargas carries belongings on his back as he evacuates his home in north Houston on Aug. 29, 2017, following severe flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey.

On task

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Rescue worker Blake Kuklin heads back out to look for more survivors of the flooding in west Houston. The Addicks Reservoir is overflowing with water dumped by Harvey.

Rising waters

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Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas, on Aug. 25, 2017, dropping nearly 50 inches (127 centimeters) of water in and around Houston. Floodwaters continue to rise in the area, though the storm has moved to the northeast.

Out of place

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A swan enjoys the floodwaters that are still impacting neighborhoods in north Houston. The severe floodwaters have begun to recede but continue to impede recovery efforts in the area.

Helping hands

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In the Energy Corridor of west Houston, two volunteers from Odessa, Texas, wrangle their boat through floodwaters to look for survivors of the storm.

Abandoned vehicles

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On Dairy Ashford Drive in Houston, vehicles sit stranded in high floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. The storm made landfall in Port Aransas as a Category 4 hurricane shortly after 11 p.m. local time on Aug. 25, 2017.

Happy for safety

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In a flooded and flooding neighborhood, reunions are bittersweet.

Outta water

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The damage from Harvey pushed boats onshore. Coasts Guard National Strike Force members search for pollution in Corpus Christi, Texas.

In search of higher ground

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As water from the Addicks Reservoir adds water to the already-flooded west Houston area, the Martinez family leaves their apartment complex.

Fulfilling needs

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At a shelter in Channelview, Texas, survivors look through donated clothing. Tropical Storm Harvey dropped nearly 50 inches (127 centimeters) of rain in the area.