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In Photos: Hurricane Harvey Takes Aim at Texas

Destroyed homes

Aaron Tobias, who said he lost everything, stands in what is left of his home after Hurricane Harvey blew in and destroyed most of the house on Aug. 26, 2017, in Rockport, Texas.

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Aaron Tobias, who said he lost everything, stands in what is left of his home after Hurricane Harvey blew in and destroyed most of the house on Aug. 26, 2017, in Rockport, Texas.

For one, for all

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Another victim of Harvey, a rabbit found floating in floodwaters, is carried to safety by Shannon Danley.

Hoping for help

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These residents wait for help as they leave their flooded apartment complex.

Rescue by water

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On Aug. 27, Texas National Guardsmen use a boat to rescue someone in Houston. More than 40 inches (102 centimeters) of rain is expected from the storm over the next few days.

Sun sets on another day

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In Port Arthur, Texas, floodwaters still stand, impeding recovery efforts.

Creative solutions

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With the chaos came imaginative solutions, as one local uses an air mattress to transport items down a flooded street during evacuation efforts.

Along the hurricane's path

A destroyed laundromat is seen after Hurricane Harvey passed through Rockport, Texas, on Aug. 26.

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A destroyed laundromat is seen after Hurricane Harvey passed through Rockport, Texas, on Aug. 26.

Massive storm

The International Space Station orbited over Hurricane Harvey and photographed the storm bearing down on the Texas coast.

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The International Space Station orbited over Hurricane Harvey and photographed the storm bearing down on the Texas coast.

Space station view

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer photographed Hurricane Harvey from the cupola module aboard the International Space Station as it intensified on its way toward the Texas coast on Aug. 25, 2017.

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NASA astronaut Jack Fischer photographed Hurricane Harvey from the cupola module aboard the International Space Station as it intensified on its way toward the Texas coast on Aug. 25, 2017.

Heading for safety

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Lilyann Lewis and her family pack up their car as they prepare to evacuate before Harvey makes landfall.