Houston paralyzed as ruinous Harvey sets free nature’s fury

Aug 28, 2017, 6:52 AM EDT
Texas National Guard soldiers arrive in Houston, Texas to aid citizens.
(Source: Texas Military Department/flickr)

Harvey, the most powerful storm in the history of the state of Texas, wreaked havoc in the city of Houston on Monday, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes as entire suburbs remain flooded after a year’s worth of rain poured in the span of a week.

At least five people have been killed by Harvey that made landfall as a category-four hurricane late on Friday, writes the BBC.

Houston, populated by 2.3 million people, shut down its schools, airports and office buildings on Monday as it braced for the tropical storm, but the damages are estimated to have equaled that caused by Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, notes Reuters.