Images of children in Texas during Hurricane Harvey
Of all the horrible aspects of Hurricane Harvey, none is more painful to think about than the kids who are losing their homes, watching their communities go underwater, and trying to survive a disaster that will affect their lives for years to come. The following images bring home just what it’s like to be a child during the worst storm to hit the United States in over a decade.
“A child is helped off the back of a rescue truck after his family evacuated their home after it was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple of days.”
“A father is reunited with his children who were evacuated in the Clodine district after Hurricane Harvey caused heavy flooding in Houston, Texas on August 29, 2017. Flood waters have breached a levee south of the city of Houston, officials said Tuesday, urging residents to leave the area immediately.”
“Rescuers help a man and children from flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.”
“Mike Magee, 37, stands next to his boat with his daughters inside, before setting out on a mission to rescue a friend and her four children from heavy rains caused by Hurricane Harvey on Agust 28, 2017, near Hamshire, Texas. Monday was supposed to be the first day back at school. Instead, the Magee daughters boarded a boat with their parents and floated down a Texas Interstate to rescue friends from dangerously rising flood water. ‘Aint nothing different than us going out on the river,’ mused Alissa Magee, 34, and she and husband Mike, 37, ferried Carol Brown and her four children to higher ground in Hamshire, Texas.”
“Children are pulled in a boat as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.”
“Dean Mize holds children as he and Jason Legnon use an airboat to rescue people from homes that are inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.”
“Children play in a flooded road following the passage of Hurricane Harvey on August 26, 2017 in Galveston, Texas.”
“A man helps children across a flooded street as they evacuate their home after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas.”
“Mario Qua holds Wilson Qua as they evacuate their flooded home after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas.”
“A man carries a child as he walks through the flooded waters on Telephone Rd. in Houston on August 27, 2017 as the US fourth city battles with tropical storm Harvey and resulting floods.”
“A boy walks with a body board through a flooded street as the effects of Hurricane Harvey are seen August 26, 2017 in Galveston, Texas. Hurricane Harvey left a trail of devastation Saturday after the most powerful storm to hit the US mainland in over a decade slammed into Texas, destroying homes, severing power supplies and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee.”
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