#5 of 10 Most Popular News Galleries of 2017: Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

(Originally posted on August 30, 2017)

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Neighborhood after neighborhood underwater. Submerged highways. The cities of coastal Texas in crisis. The destruction wrought by Hurricane Harvey, downgraded to a still deadly tropical storm, can be seen in these aerial photos of the floodwaters as the historic storm continues to pour a torrent of rain down on reeling communities.

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<p>Floodwaters fill the road running through the Lakes On Eldridge North subdivision in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Houston. (Photo: Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

Floodwaters fill the road running through the Lakes On Eldridge North subdivision in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Houston. (Photo: Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

<p>The roofs of homes are seen protruding from floodwaters in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

The roofs of homes are seen protruding from floodwaters in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP)

<p>Trucks drive on a flooded rowdy past flooded houses in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

Trucks drive on a flooded rowdy past flooded houses in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP)

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<p>Flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey rushes over a roadway in this aerial photo over Beaumont, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.(Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

Flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey rushes over a roadway in this aerial photo over Beaumont, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.(Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP)

<p>A home is surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

A home is surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

<p>People walk through flooded neighborhoods after Hurricane Harvey dumped up to 50 inches of rain in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

People walk through flooded neighborhoods after Hurricane Harvey dumped up to 50 inches of rain in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

<p>Trucks drive on a flooded rowdy past flooded houses in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

Trucks drive on a flooded rowdy past flooded houses in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP)

<p>A house sits completely submerged in flood water in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

A house sits completely submerged in flood water in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

<p>Vehicles sit on the interstate 10 as it closes because portions of it is flooded, in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

Vehicles sit on the interstate 10 as it closes because portions of it is flooded, in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

<p>Homes are surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Spring, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

Homes are surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Spring, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

<p>Vehicles drive on Interstate 10 which was flooded from Tropical Storm Harvey in Vidor, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

Vehicles drive on Interstate 10 which was flooded from Tropical Storm Harvey in Vidor, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP)

<p>Homes are surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Spring, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

Homes are surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Spring, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

<p>Portions of the Interstate 10 remains flooded in the wake of Hurricane Harvey after it dumped up to 50 inches of rain in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

Portions of the Interstate 10 remains flooded in the wake of Hurricane Harvey after it dumped up to 50 inches of rain in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

<p>Residential neighborhoods near the Interstate 10 sit in floodwater in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

Residential neighborhoods near the Interstate 10 sit in floodwater in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

<p>Recreational vehicles sit on their sides in flood water in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

Recreational vehicles sit on their sides in flood water in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

<p>Residential neighborhoods near the Interstate 10 sit in floodwater in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

Residential neighborhoods near the Interstate 10 sit in floodwater in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

<p>People come out to visit the flooded areas near their homes on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

People come out to visit the flooded areas near their homes on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

<p>Residential neighborhoods near the Interstate 10 sit in floodwater in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

Residential neighborhoods near the Interstate 10 sit in floodwater in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

<p>Flood water surrounds homes in a residential neighborhood in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

Flood water surrounds homes in a residential neighborhood in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

<p>A boat navigates through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. With its flood defenses strained, the crippled city of Houston anxiously watched dams and levees Tuesday to see if they would hold until the rain stops, and meteorologists offered the first reason for hope — a forecast with less than an inch of rain and even a chance for sunshine. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

A boat navigates through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. With its flood defenses strained, the crippled city of Houston anxiously watched dams and levees Tuesday to see if they would hold until the rain stops, and meteorologists offered the first reason for hope — a forecast with less than an inch of rain and even a chance for sunshine. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

<p>Homes are surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Spring, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

Homes are surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Spring, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

<p>Interstate 10 is closed due to floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

Interstate 10 is closed due to floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

<p>Residential neighborhoods near the Interstate 10 sit in floodwater in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

Residential neighborhoods near the Interstate 10 sit in floodwater in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

<p>Interstate 69 is covered by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Humble, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

Interstate 69 is covered by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Humble, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

<p>A burned out home is surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Spring, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

A burned out home is surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Spring, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

<p>An aerial view of Lake Houston’s spillway in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

An aerial view of Lake Houston’s spillway in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

<p>A aerial view of downtown on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) </p>
Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

A aerial view of downtown on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

#5 of 10 Most Popular News Galleries of 2017: Dramatic aerial views of the flooding in Harvey’s aftermath

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