Houston Police officer drowns in Harvey floodwaters – Chron.com

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After Harvey’s visit, high water remains in some areas of Katy. This is on Avenue D near Highway Boulevard.

After Harvey’s visit, high water remains in some areas of Katy. This is on Avenue D near Highway Boulevard.


Photo: Karen Zurawski

A car sits stranded in high water at Studemont Drive and Allen Parkway as Buffalo Bayou overflows its banks as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to dump rain across the region Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 in Houston.

A car sits stranded in high water at Studemont Drive and Allen Parkway as Buffalo Bayou overflows its banks as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to dump rain across the region Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 in Houston.


Photo: Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle

A car sits stranded in high water at Studemont Drive and Allen Parkway as Buffalo Bayou overflows its banks as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to dump rain across the region Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 in Houston.

A car sits stranded in high water at Studemont Drive and Allen Parkway as Buffalo Bayou overflows its banks as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to dump rain across the region Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 in Houston.


Photo: Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle

Armando Bustsamante walks along Studemont Street over Buffalo Bayou as flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey flow toward downtown Houston Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.

Armando Bustsamante walks along Studemont Street over Buffalo Bayou as flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey flow toward downtown Houston Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.


Photo: Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle

Sid Abdilahi, 31, gives his two-year-old niece, Bamas, a piggyback ride inside the Spring Hill Suites hotel Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Rosenberg, Texas. “I’m just trying to keep my family’s spirits up,” said Abdilahi. “She’s my world,” he added. Abdilahi and his family, six total, were evacuated from their Richmond home by the Fort Bend Fire Department Monday morning and were first taken to B.F. Terry High School, one of the local shelters. With his mom, who’s 70, Abdilahi opted for looking for a close by hotel that still had open rooms. less
Sid Abdilahi, 31, gives his two-year-old niece, Bamas, a piggyback ride inside the Spring Hill Suites hotel Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Rosenberg, Texas. “I’m just trying to keep my family’s spirits up,” said … more


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

Linda Gonzalez, carries Penny, Bulldog puppy, to the boat as Harris County Constable deputy Zach Ryan holds one-year-old Joshua Bukes Jr. as they rescued people from flooded homes near Aldine Westfield Road during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Humble, Texas. less
Linda Gonzalez, carries Penny, Bulldog puppy, to the boat as Harris County Constable deputy Zach Ryan holds one-year-old Joshua Bukes Jr. as they rescued people from flooded homes near Aldine Westfield Road … more


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

Linda Gonzalez, left, hands one-year-old Joshua Bukes Jr. to Harris County Constable deputy Zach Ryan as they rescued people from flooded homes near Aldine Westfield Road during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Humble, Texas. less
Linda Gonzalez, left, hands one-year-old Joshua Bukes Jr. to Harris County Constable deputy Zach Ryan as they rescued people from flooded homes near Aldine Westfield Road during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, … more


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

People and rescue boats line Tidwell at the east Sam Houston Tollway as rescues continue from flooding following Hurricane Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

People and rescue boats line Tidwell at the east Sam Houston Tollway as rescues continue from flooding following Hurricane Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

Thousands take shelter from the Tropical Storm Harvey at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Thousands take shelter from the Tropical Storm Harvey at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

A man is transferred during a medical emergency at the George R. Brown Convention Center which has been converted into a shelter for the victims of the Tropical Storm Harvey, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

A man is transferred during a medical emergency at the George R. Brown Convention Center which has been converted into a shelter for the victims of the Tropical Storm Harvey, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

A law enforcement officer asks people at the George R. Brown to make space to allow EMT to tend to a medical emergency, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

A law enforcement officer asks people at the George R. Brown to make space to allow EMT to tend to a medical emergency, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

Oscar Galindo and his sons, Donato Galindo, 2, Oscar Galindo, 11, and Andre Galindo, 9, relax while taking shelter at the George R Brown Convention Center after living inside a car after the rain from the Tropical Storm Harvey flooded their home in Dickinson. Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. less
Oscar Galindo and his sons, Donato Galindo, 2, Oscar Galindo, 11, and Andre Galindo, 9, relax while taking shelter at the George R Brown Convention Center after living inside a car after the rain from the … more


Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

Ernie Ross tends to his wife Theresa Ross at the George R. Brown Convention Center after they were rescued by kayak from their flooded home, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Ernie Ross tends to his wife Theresa Ross at the George R. Brown Convention Center after they were rescued by kayak from their flooded home, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

Oscar Galindo, Donato Galindo, 2, Oscar Galindo, 11, Andre Galindo, 9, and Maria Rodriguez relax while taking shelter at the George R Brown Convention Center after living inside a car since Saturday after the rain from the Tropical Storm Harvey flooded their home in Dickinson. Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. less
Oscar Galindo, Donato Galindo, 2, Oscar Galindo, 11, Andre Galindo, 9, and Maria Rodriguez relax while taking shelter at the George R Brown Convention Center after living inside a car since Saturday after the … more


Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

A man reaches to take a small dog from a rescue truck on Tidwell at the east Sam Houston Tollway as evacuations continue from flooding following Hurricane Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

A man reaches to take a small dog from a rescue truck on Tidwell at the east Sam Houston Tollway as evacuations continue from flooding following Hurricane Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

A boy is lifted from a rescue truck on Tidwell at the east Sam Houston Tollway as evacuations continue from flooding following Hurricane Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

A boy is lifted from a rescue truck on Tidwell at the east Sam Houston Tollway as evacuations continue from flooding following Hurricane Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez and his deputies perform rescues in Houston Monday, August 28, 2017.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez and his deputies perform rescues in Houston Monday, August 28, 2017.


Photo: Steve Gonzalez, Houston Chronicle

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez and his deputies perform rescues people under the East Sam Houston North and C.E. King Pkwy Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez and his deputies perform rescues people under the East Sam Houston North and C.E. King Pkwy Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

Volunteers and Harris County Sheriff deputies lift a wheelchair bound senior citizen over the flooded C.E. King Pkwy under the East Sam Houston North Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Volunteers and Harris County Sheriff deputies lift a wheelchair bound senior citizen over the flooded C.E. King Pkwy under the East Sam Houston North Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez and his deputies perform rescues in Houston Monday, August 28, 2017.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez and his deputies perform rescues in Houston Monday, August 28, 2017.


Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez and his deputies perform rescues in Houston Monday, August 28, 2017.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez and his deputies perform rescues in Houston Monday, August 28, 2017.


Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

Traffic backs up around the George R. Brown Convention Center with Houstonians dropping off donations Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Traffic backs up around the George R. Brown Convention Center with Houstonians dropping off donations Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

Rescue boats line up at the East Sam Houston North and 526 Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Rescue boats line up at the East Sam Houston North and 526 Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

The Galban family including Julieta, 8, Enrique and Gabriella, check in with Red Cross at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey inches its way through the area on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. The family was waist deep in water in their home. less
The Galban family including Julieta, 8, Enrique and Gabriella, check in with Red Cross at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey inches its way through the area on Monday, Aug. … more


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

A rubber boot sits in the lobby of the Wortham Theater in Downtown Houston. The theater sustain damage from flooding as a result of now-named Tropical Storm Harvey on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.

A rubber boot sits in the lobby of the Wortham Theater in Downtown Houston. The theater sustain damage from flooding as a result of now-named Tropical Storm Harvey on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

Dickinson flood evacuees boarding an airplane at Scholes International Airport on Monday, August 28, 2017, in Galveston. Texas Air National Guard planes were taking these flood evacuees to other cities after they spent Sunday night at a Galveston shelter. less
Dickinson flood evacuees boarding an airplane at Scholes International Airport on Monday, August 28, 2017, in Galveston. Texas Air National Guard planes were taking these flood evacuees to other cities after … more


Photo: Yi-Chin, Houston Chronicle

Dickinson flood evacuees boarding an airplane at Scholes International Airport on Monday, August 28, 2017, in Galveston. Texas Air National Guard planes were taking these flood evacuees to other cities after they spent Sunday night at a Galveston shelter. less
Dickinson flood evacuees boarding an airplane at Scholes International Airport on Monday, August 28, 2017, in Galveston. Texas Air National Guard planes were taking these flood evacuees to other cities after … more


Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle

People walk along Tidwell at the east Sam Houston Tollway from rescue boats as evacuations continue from flooding following Hurricane Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

People walk along Tidwell at the east Sam Houston Tollway from rescue boats as evacuations continue from flooding following Hurricane Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

An elderly man is lifted from a rescue truck on Tidwell at the east Sam Houston Tollway as evacuations continue from flooding following Hurricane Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

An elderly man is lifted from a rescue truck on Tidwell at the east Sam Houston Tollway as evacuations continue from flooding following Hurricane Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

Harris County Sheriff’s Reserve Sgt. Stuart Umlauf pilots a rescue boat under the east Sam Houston Tollway near Lake Houston Parkway Monday, August 28, 2017. Much of the area is flooded from rains after Hurricane Harvey. less
Harris County Sheriff’s Reserve Sgt. Stuart Umlauf pilots a rescue boat under the east Sam Houston Tollway near Lake Houston Parkway Monday, August 28, 2017. Much of the area is flooded from rains after … more


Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

Ralph Mitchell sits along the east Sam Houston Tollway near Tidwell after being rescued from his flooded home Monday, August 28, 2017. A flotilla of boats arrived in the area to help launching from the highway exit ramp. Much of the area is flooded from rains after Hurricane Harvey. less
Ralph Mitchell sits along the east Sam Houston Tollway near Tidwell after being rescued from his flooded home Monday, August 28, 2017. A flotilla of boats arrived in the area to help launching from the highway … more


Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

People are help from a rescue boat at the ramp along the east Sam Houston Tollway near Tidwell after being rescued Monday, August 28, 2017. A flotilla of boats arrived in the area to help launching from the highway exit ramp. Much of the area is flooded from rains after Hurricane Harvey. less
People are help from a rescue boat at the ramp along the east Sam Houston Tollway near Tidwell after being rescued Monday, August 28, 2017. A flotilla of boats arrived in the area to help launching from the … more


Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

Dickinson flood evacuees Dylan Pankonien, from left, and girlfriend Kelli Morrow share a tender moment at Scholes International Airport while waiting to be airlifted to Dallas on Monday, August 28, 2017, in Galveston. Evacuees would be sent to other places by Texas Air National Guard after spent Sunday night at a shelter in Galveston. less
Dickinson flood evacuees Dylan Pankonien, from left, and girlfriend Kelli Morrow share a tender moment at Scholes International Airport while waiting to be airlifted to Dallas on Monday, August 28, 2017, in … more


Photo: Yi-Chin Lee / Houston Chronicle, Yi-Chin Lee

Dickinson flood evacuee Jody Koinm stays outside of Scholes International Airport with his three cart while waiting to be airlifted to another city with his wife, Mary Lou, on Monday, August 28, 2017, in Galveston. Evacuees would be sent to other cities by Texas Air National Guard after spent Sunday night at a shelter in Galveston. less
Dickinson flood evacuee Jody Koinm stays outside of Scholes International Airport with his three cart while waiting to be airlifted to another city with his wife, Mary Lou, on Monday, August 28, 2017, in … more


Photo: Yi-Chin Lee / Houston Chronicle, Yi-Chin Lee

Byron Gilleon sits inside a boat after being rescued from his flooding home near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Byron Gilleon sits inside a boat after being rescued from his flooding home near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

Emergency personnel line up outside the ambulance bay at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land as they work to evacuate the hospital Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Sugar Land.

Emergency personnel line up outside the ambulance bay at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land as they work to evacuate the hospital Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Sugar Land.


Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

Wilfredo Linares reaches out for his baby, Mason, as they are evacuated from Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas. less
Wilfredo Linares reaches out for his baby, Mason, as they are evacuated from Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated … more


Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

Wilfredo Linares holds his baby, Mason, as they are evacuated from Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas. less
Wilfredo Linares holds his baby, Mason, as they are evacuated from Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort Bend … more


Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

Jacob and Gracie Velasco take cover under a tarp as they are evacuated from the Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas. less
Jacob and Gracie Velasco take cover under a tarp as they are evacuated from the Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, … more


Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

Jacob Velasco is evacuated by boat through floodwaters the Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas. less
Jacob Velasco is evacuated by boat through floodwaters the Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort Bend County, … more


Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls walks through floodwaters looking for flood victims to be evacuated from the Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas. less
Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls walks through floodwaters looking for flood victims to be evacuated from the Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on … more


Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

Mason Linares’ feet drip rainwater, as he and his father, Wilfredo, are evacuated from Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas. less
Mason Linares’ feet drip rainwater, as he and his father, Wilfredo, are evacuated from Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, … more


Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

Flood victims are evacuated by boat through floodwaters the Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas. less
Flood victims are evacuated by boat through floodwaters the Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort Bend County, … more


Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

Richard Velasco lifts his dog into an airboat as he and his family are evacuated from the Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas. less
Richard Velasco lifts his dog into an airboat as he and his family are evacuated from the Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, … more


Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

Flood victims wade through floodwaters the Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas.

Flood victims wade through floodwaters the Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas.


Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

Flood victims make their way to a bus to be evacuated from the flooded Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas. less
Flood victims make their way to a bus to be evacuated from the flooded Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort … more


Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

Flood victims wade through floodwaters the Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas.

Flood victims wade through floodwaters the Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas.


Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

Airboats evacuate people from the flooded Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas.

Airboats evacuate people from the flooded Grand Mission subdivision, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, unincorporated Fort Bend County, Texas.


Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed an elderly woman was killed when a tree fell on her mobile home.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed an elderly woman was killed when a tree fell on her mobile home.


Photo: Jason Fochtman, Houston Chronicle

Emergency responders and Good Samaritans escort residents out of the flooded community on Pruitt Road in Spring on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Michael Minasi / Chronicle)

Emergency responders and Good Samaritans escort residents out of the flooded community on Pruitt Road in Spring on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Michael Minasi / Chronicle)


Photo: Michael Minasi, Houston Chronicle

The Woodlands resident Mary O’Neil-Kob helps organize clothing donations and volunteers on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at the College Park High School shelter in The Woodlands. (Michael Minasi / Chronicle)

The Woodlands resident Mary O’Neil-Kob helps organize clothing donations and volunteers on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at the College Park High School shelter in The Woodlands. (Michael Minasi / Chronicle)


Photo: Michael Minasi, Houston Chronicle

Mike Bartlow carries items out of his house through flood water as his family evacuates their home in River Plantation, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Conroe.

Mike Bartlow carries items out of his house through flood water as his family evacuates their home in River Plantation, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Conroe.


Photo: Jason Fochtman, Houston Chronicle

A Melrose Place neighbor walks the flooded streets to check on his Houston neighbors as Tropical Storm Harvey inches its way through the area on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.

A Melrose Place neighbor walks the flooded streets to check on his Houston neighbors as Tropical Storm Harvey inches its way through the area on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

A women is helped into her wheelchair as she is dropper off at Gallery Furniture after being rescued from the Melrose Park neighborhood in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey inches its way through the area on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. less
A women is helped into her wheelchair as she is dropper off at Gallery Furniture after being rescued from the Melrose Park neighborhood in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey inches its way through the area on … more


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

Residents of Melrose Park neighborhood walk thru the flooded streets with their belongings in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey inches its way through the area on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.

Residents of Melrose Park neighborhood walk thru the flooded streets with their belongings in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey inches its way through the area on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

A man drags his belongings as he makes his way down the street in the Melrose Park neighborhood in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey inches its way through the area on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.

A man drags his belongings as he makes his way down the street in the Melrose Park neighborhood in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey inches its way through the area on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

A dog walks in the flooded streets while its owners wait out Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.

A dog walks in the flooded streets while its owners wait out Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

A volunteer gets his boat read as he his way down the street in the Melrose Park neighborhood in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey inches its way through the area on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.

A volunteer gets his boat read as he his way down the street in the Melrose Park neighborhood in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey inches its way through the area on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

JosŽ Alarco shakes hands with his neighbor as he makes his way out of the Melrose Park neighborhood and his flooded home in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey inches its way through the area on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. less
JosŽ Alarco shakes hands with his neighbor as he makes his way out of the Melrose Park neighborhood and his flooded home in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey inches its way through the area on Monday, Aug. 28, … more


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

JosŽ Alarco packs up his prescriptions while standing in a foot of water in his bedroom. Alarco’s family was going to pick him up, but couldn’t get down the streets on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.

JosŽ Alarco packs up his prescriptions while standing in a foot of water in his bedroom. Alarco’s family was going to pick him up, but couldn’t get down the streets on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

Tomng Vu holds her one-year-old granddaughter, Fatima, in a display chair at Gallery Furniture where they, and around 200 area residents took shelter after their homes flooded. Photographed on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston. less
Tomng Vu holds her one-year-old granddaughter, Fatima, in a display chair at Gallery Furniture where they, and around 200 area residents took shelter after their homes flooded. Photographed on Monday, Aug. 28, … more


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

Melrose Park residents make their way down a flooded street in Houston on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.

Melrose Park residents make their way down a flooded street in Houston on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

A man takes his dog as he is taken to safety in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey inches its way through the area on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.

A man takes his dog as he is taken to safety in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey inches its way through the area on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

A woman talks on the phone at Gallery Furniture off of I-45, where the store took in some residents displaced Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.

A woman talks on the phone at Gallery Furniture off of I-45, where the store took in some residents displaced Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

The marquis in front of the Gallery Furniture off of I-45, where the store took in some residents displaced Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.

The marquis in front of the Gallery Furniture off of I-45, where the store took in some residents displaced Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

Laura Blinten is helped into an SUV by CBS correspondent David Begnaud has residents were evacuated from their homes near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. less
Laura Blinten is helped into an SUV by CBS correspondent David Begnaud has residents were evacuated from their homes near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in … more


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

Residents are evacuated from their homes near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Residents are evacuated from their homes near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

Residents are evacuated from their homes near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Residents are evacuated from their homes near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

Doug Whitty is helped into a truck after being helped out of his flooded home by first responders and volunteers near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. less
Doug Whitty is helped into a truck after being helped out of his flooded home by first responders and volunteers near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in … more


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

Amanda Ankney hugs her father Byron after he was rescued from his homes near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Amanda Ankney hugs her father Byron after he was rescued from his homes near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

Residents are evacuated from their homes near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Residents are evacuated from their homes near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

Maria Pallais, 78, covers her head with a towel after being are evacuated from her home near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Maria Pallais, 78, covers her head with a towel after being are evacuated from her home near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

A flooded vehicle near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

A flooded vehicle near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

Two children use an umbrella while staying off flooded streets as people were evacuated from their homes near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Two children use an umbrella while staying off flooded streets as people were evacuated from their homes near Crossroads and Walkwood drives during Tropical Storm Harvey Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

Fran Cuong, second from left, shields his daughter from wind and rain as he and his family are rescued by Mason Broussard, left, Edrick Browne, right, and a third man, in rising floodwaters, in a neighborhood along Beechnut Road, south of the Barker Reservoir, as heavy rains continue from Tropical Storm Harvey, Monday August 28, 2017, in Fort Bend County. less
Fran Cuong, second from left, shields his daughter from wind and rain as he and his family are rescued by Mason Broussard, left, Edrick Browne, right, and a third man, in rising floodwaters, in a neighborhood … more


Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle

A woman and child who declined to be identified, rest after being rescued from rising flood waters in a neighborhood along Beechnut Road, south of the Barker Reservoir, as heavy rains continue from Tropical Storm Harvey, Monday August 28, 2017, in Fort Bend County. less
A woman and child who declined to be identified, rest after being rescued from rising flood waters in a neighborhood along Beechnut Road, south of the Barker Reservoir, as heavy rains continue from Tropical … more


Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle

Overflowed Buffalo Bayou which runs through downtown Houston during the Tropical Storm Harvey, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Overflowed Buffalo Bayou which runs through downtown Houston during the Tropical Storm Harvey, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

Clients make a line inside the Tortilleria Tlaxcali buying tortillas while also sheltering from the rain during the Tropical Storm Harvey, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Clients make a line inside the Tortilleria Tlaxcali buying tortillas while also sheltering from the rain during the Tropical Storm Harvey, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

Marcela Portillo, right, the owner of Tortilleria Tlaxcali on 4667 Telephone Road, packages fresh tortillas for clients inside the establishment during the Tropical Storm Harvey, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. less
Marcela Portillo, right, the owner of Tortilleria Tlaxcali on 4667 Telephone Road, packages fresh tortillas for clients inside the establishment during the Tropical Storm Harvey, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in … more


Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

A car sits in the middle of N. Braeswood Blvd in Meyerland, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

A car sits in the middle of N. Braeswood Blvd in Meyerland, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

Volunteers bring evacuees out of their Meyerland neighborhood along N. Braeswood near 610, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Volunteers bring evacuees out of their Meyerland neighborhood along N. Braeswood near 610, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

Volunteers navigate down N. Braeswood in Meyerland, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Volunteers navigate down N. Braeswood in Meyerland, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

Volunteers help a woman he and another volunteered rescued with a boat in Meyerland, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Volunteers help a woman he and another volunteered rescued with a boat in Meyerland, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

Members of the HPD dive team stage along S. Braeswood Blvd. in Meyerland, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Members of the HPD dive team stage along S. Braeswood Blvd. in Meyerland, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

John Bell pushes water out of his home in Meyerland, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

John Bell pushes water out of his home in Meyerland, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

Overhead view of the floods from Buffalo Bayou on Memorial Drive and Allen Parkway, as heavy rains continued falling from Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

Overhead view of the floods from Buffalo Bayou on Memorial Drive and Allen Parkway, as heavy rains continued falling from Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

Antonio Garcia builds a tarp over the bed of his truck as protection for his dogs as he prepares to evacuate from rising waters, from Tropical Storm Harvey, near the Brazos River on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Richmond, Texas. less
Antonio Garcia builds a tarp over the bed of his truck as protection for his dogs as he prepares to evacuate from rising waters, from Tropical Storm Harvey, near the Brazos River on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in … more


Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

Clark Runge left, and David Garcia, stand on the banks of the Brazos River, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Richmond, Texas.

Clark Runge left, and David Garcia, stand on the banks of the Brazos River, as the water rises from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Richmond, Texas.

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