A flooded neighborhood just west of Houston, in Katy, Tex., south of Interstate 10, on Aug. 29, 2017.
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Surviving Harvey: The Hurricane in Pictures

Catastrophic. Deadly. By now all the adjectives have worn thin, poor tools to describe the agony in Texas. Philip Montgomery documented with photographs.
Wrangling livestock into a cattle carrier, away from suburban homes in Katy.
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Members of a family sit on an inflatable mattress as they paddle down a flooded street in Katy, on Aug. 29.
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A car, sunk in Houston’s floodwaters.
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A volunteer helps out in a flooded area of West Houston.
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Matai Wilson (left) and Morgan Fisher survey the damage inside the home of Steve O’Casey in the Energy Corridor neighborhood in West Houston.
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A resident of the Energy Corridor moves his firearms to a dry place.
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Volunteers rescue a family by boat in the Energy Corridor.
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A flooded office building in the Energy Corridor.
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A swing hangs just above the water in the front yard of an Energy Corridor residence.
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Deb Lucia makes her way through water in her home to retrieve a handful of possessions in the Memorial area of West Houston. 
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Eric Love (right) hands a stranded dog to Brennon Davis as they rescue people after Hurricane Harvey devastated the town of Beaumont, Tex.
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Firefighters from Iowa in a destroyed home in West Houston’s Memorial neighborhood.
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Matthew Chance emerges from floodwaters after inspecting his destroyed home in the city of Beaumont, devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
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The interior of a wrecked home in the Memorial area of West Houston.
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Donley McGuirt braves the water in her home while trying to retrieve possessions.
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A displaced man in Gallery Furniture, a Richmond, Texas, a mattress store being used as an evacuation shelter.
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Jeremy Annis, a firefighter from Iowa, contemplates a destroyed home in the Memorial neighborhood of West Houston.
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