Despite some uncertainty for Houston after the floods, one thing is for sure: Harvey dumped the most rainfall on record for a single event in U.S. history.
What remains to be seen is how the city will recover, from repairing structures — an estimated 80,000 are damaged in Harris County alone — to righting roads and ensuring schools are equipped to educate students.
Visually, nothing may better explain the magnitude of the flooding more than this incredible time-lapse video of the Buffalo Bayou, shot by Teddy Vandenberg and posted on KHOU’s Facebook page.
Shot from Aug. 25-Aug. 31, the water goes from its normal level to enveloping nearby overpasses in the span of four days.
While the water eventually receded, destruction remains:
At Kingwood High School, northeast of downtown Houston, for example, a poignant video posted to YouTube, featured above, shows the devastation, from flooded-out classrooms, to a warped gym floor and a lake for a parking lot.
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