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Kenneth Byrant and his wife, Jennifer Byrant, pick up debris from Bryant’s Auto Sales, 26909 Katy Fwy., that was located across the street at R V Boat & Mini Storage, 27227 Katy Fwy., near FM 1463 from a possible tornado during Hurricane Harvey shown Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Katy. They were looking for cars keys and paperwork. less
Kenneth Byrant and his wife, Jennifer Byrant, pick up debris from Bryant’s Auto Sales, 26909 Katy Fwy., that was located across the street at R V Boat & Mini Storage, 27227 Katy Fwy., near FM 1463 from a … more


Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

People pick up debris from a building on the property of Bryant’s Auto Sales, 26909 Katy Fwy., near FM 1463 after possible tornado during Hurricane Harvey shown Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Katy.

People pick up debris from a building on the property of Bryant’s Auto Sales, 26909 Katy Fwy., near FM 1463 after possible tornado during Hurricane Harvey shown Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Katy.


Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

A man picks up debris at R V Boat & Mini Storage, 27227 Katy Fwy., near FM 1463 after a possible tornado during Hurricane Harvey shown Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Katy.

A man picks up debris at R V Boat & Mini Storage, 27227 Katy Fwy., near FM 1463 after a possible tornado during Hurricane Harvey shown Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Katy.


Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

Debris is shown on the property of Bryant’s Auto Sales, 26909 Katy Fwy., near FM 1463 from a possible tornado during Hurricane Harvey shown Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Katy.

Debris is shown on the property of Bryant’s Auto Sales, 26909 Katy Fwy., near FM 1463 from a possible tornado during Hurricane Harvey shown Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Katy.


Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

A travel trailer is shown turned over at Bryant’s Auto Sales, 26909 Katy Fwy., near FM 1463 from possible tornado during Hurricane Harvey shown Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Katy.

A travel trailer is shown turned over at Bryant’s Auto Sales, 26909 Katy Fwy., near FM 1463 from possible tornado during Hurricane Harvey shown Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Katy.


Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

A tractor trailer drives through flood waters on S. Braeswood Blvd. between Hillcroft and Chimney Rock streets, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Houston. Brays Bayou was still well inside its banks Saturday morning with limited street flooding and no reported house flooding in the Meyerland area yet. less
A tractor trailer drives through flood waters on S. Braeswood Blvd. between Hillcroft and Chimney Rock streets, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Houston. Brays Bayou was still well inside its banks Saturday morning … more


Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

Dave McGrew looks into the cabin of an 18-wheeler that was flipped on its side on Highway 59 South as Hurricane Harvey hit the Central Gulf Coast Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Texas. The cabin was empty. Mcgrew stopped while on his way to check on his family in Victoria, Texas. less
Dave McGrew looks into the cabin of an 18-wheeler that was flipped on its side on Highway 59 South as Hurricane Harvey hit the Central Gulf Coast Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Texas. The cabin was empty. Mcgrew … more


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

A Shell gas station destroyed as Hurricane Harvey hit the Central Gulf Coast Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Refugio, Texas.

A Shell gas station destroyed as Hurricane Harvey hit the Central Gulf Coast Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Refugio, Texas.


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

Damage from Hurricane Harvey seen in this America’s Best Value Inn hotel Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Refugio, Texas.

Damage from Hurricane Harvey seen in this America’s Best Value Inn hotel Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Refugio, Texas.


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

TDOT workers, who didn’t want to give their names, put up blockades on Bellfort Ave., while it continues to flood as a result of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

TDOT workers, who didn’t want to give their names, put up blockades on Bellfort Ave., while it continues to flood as a result of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

Cars left overnight at Amergy Bank parking lot float as the water rises on Bellfort Ave., while it continues to flood as a result of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

Cars left overnight at Amergy Bank parking lot float as the water rises on Bellfort Ave., while it continues to flood as a result of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

Abel Carreño of Yellowstone Landscaping clears downed branches for a neighborhood in Sienna Plantation as a result of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

Abel Carreño of Yellowstone Landscaping clears downed branches for a neighborhood in Sienna Plantation as a result of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

A damage home from what is believed to be a tornado touchdown in Sienna Plantation as a result of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

A damage home from what is believed to be a tornado touchdown in Sienna Plantation as a result of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

The wall on the second level was stripped away as rain water falls on the second floor at the Ellis’ home in Sienna Plantation as a result of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

The wall on the second level was stripped away as rain water falls on the second floor at the Ellis’ home in Sienna Plantation as a result of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

Rain water falls on the second floor at the Ellis’ home in Sienna Plantation as a result of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

Rain water falls on the second floor at the Ellis’ home in Sienna Plantation as a result of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

Tarps are added to a roof in a home in neighborhood in Sienna Plantation as a result of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

Tarps are added to a roof in a home in neighborhood in Sienna Plantation as a result of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

A neighbor checks out James Ellis home’s damage from what is believed to be a tornado touchdown in Sienna Plantation as a result of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

A neighbor checks out James Ellis home’s damage from what is believed to be a tornado touchdown in Sienna Plantation as a result of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

A street light knocked down from what is believed to be a tornado touchdown in Sienna Plantation as a result of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

A street light knocked down from what is believed to be a tornado touchdown in Sienna Plantation as a result of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

People stand near the swollen White Oak Bayou, in the Heights Saturday, August 26,2017, after rain from Hurricane Harvey, fell in Houston.

People stand near the swollen White Oak Bayou, in the Heights Saturday, August 26,2017, after rain from Hurricane Harvey, fell in Houston.


Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies exit the Jackson County Courthouse as Hurricane Harvey rolls through Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies exit the Jackson County Courthouse as Hurricane Harvey rolls through Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

Damaged businesses on Main Street in Edna, Texas as Hurricane Harvey hits the Central Gulf Coast Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

Damaged businesses on Main Street in Edna, Texas as Hurricane Harvey hits the Central Gulf Coast Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

A downed power line along Highway 111 in Jackson County as Hurricane Harvey hits the Central Gulf Coast Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

A downed power line along Highway 111 in Jackson County as Hurricane Harvey hits the Central Gulf Coast Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

Wind and rain remain strong after Hurricane Harvey made landfall at Rockport on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Galveston.

Wind and rain remain strong after Hurricane Harvey made landfall at Rockport on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Galveston.


Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle

A truck drives through strong wind and heavy rain on Seawall Boulevard on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Galveston.

A truck drives through strong wind and heavy rain on Seawall Boulevard on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Galveston.


Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle

A member of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office looks out a door while inside the Jackson County Courthouse as Hurricane Harvey rolls through Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

A member of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office looks out a door while inside the Jackson County Courthouse as Hurricane Harvey rolls through Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

The pool at the Holiday Inn Express in Port Lavaca, Texas is inundated Saturday, Aug. 27, 2017 by storm surge waters from Hurricane Harvey which made landfall about 50 miles away in Rockport, Texas as a Category 4 storm. less
The pool at the Holiday Inn Express in Port Lavaca, Texas is inundated Saturday, Aug. 27, 2017 by storm surge waters from Hurricane Harvey which made landfall about 50 miles away in Rockport, Texas as a … more


Photo: William Luther, San Antonio Express-News

The Holiday Inn Express in Port Lavaca, Texas is surrounded Saturday, Aug. 27, 2017 by storm surge waters from Hurricane Harvey which made landfall late Friday night about 50 miles away in Rockport, Texas as a Category 4 storm. less
The Holiday Inn Express in Port Lavaca, Texas is surrounded Saturday, Aug. 27, 2017 by storm surge waters from Hurricane Harvey which made landfall late Friday night about 50 miles away in Rockport, Texas as a … more


Photo: William Luther, San Antonio Express-News

Tony Buchanan and Myava Buchanan, who evacuated from Aransas Pass, Texas, look out at the heavy rains and strong winds during Hurricane Harvey from a hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas, Aug. 25, 2017. Hurricane Harvey, powered by the Gulf of Mexico’s warm waters, made landfall late Friday just northeast of Corpus Christi as a Category 4. The storm was later downgraded to a Category 1. (Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times) less
Tony Buchanan and Myava Buchanan, who evacuated from Aransas Pass, Texas, look out at the heavy rains and strong winds during Hurricane Harvey from a hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas, Aug. 25, 2017. Hurricane … more


Photo: TAMIR KALIFA, NYT

A damaged stop light blocks a street as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Hurricane Harvey smashed into Texas late Friday, lashing a wide swath of the Gulf Coast with strong winds and torrential rain from the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP) less
A damaged stop light blocks a street as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Hurricane Harvey smashed into Texas late Friday, lashing a wide swath of the Gulf … more


Photo: Nick Wagner, Associated Press

A tree blocks a street as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Hurricane Harvey smashed into Texas late Friday, lashing a wide swath of the Gulf Coast with strong winds and torrential rain from the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade. (Nick Wagner /Austin American-Statesman via AP) less
A tree blocks a street as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Hurricane Harvey smashed into Texas late Friday, lashing a wide swath of the Gulf Coast with strong … more


Photo: Nick Wagner, Associated Press

Rain is blown past palm trees as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in what could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the United States in almost a dozen years. less
Rain is blown past palm trees as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential … more


Photo: Eric Gay, AP

Edna Police patrolman Robert Chastain takes a nap inside the Edna High School Gymnasium, where Jackson County first responders will take shelter, before Hurricane Harvey makes landfall Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Edna, Texas. Chastain said he had not slept in three days, since he was working, so every chance to sleep before hurricane will help. less
Edna Police patrolman Robert Chastain takes a nap inside the Edna High School Gymnasium, where Jackson County first responders will take shelter, before Hurricane Harvey makes landfall Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in … more


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

Jackson County Hospital Ditrict paramedic Rosemary Bazan checks in on her family, who evacuated to San Antonio, while inside the Edna High School Gymnasium before Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Edna, Texas. Jackson County first responders will shelter in the structure during the hurricane. less
Jackson County Hospital Ditrict paramedic Rosemary Bazan checks in on her family, who evacuated to San Antonio, while inside the Edna High School Gymnasium before Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday, Aug. 25, … more


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

Heather Howard tries to get her daughter, Emma Howard, 2, to nap while waiting to evacuate from Corpus Christi, Texas, as Hurricane Harvey nears the coast on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. (Rachel Denny Clow/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)  less
Heather Howard tries to get her daughter, Emma Howard, 2, to nap while waiting to evacuate from Corpus Christi, Texas, as Hurricane Harvey nears the coast on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. (Rachel Denny Clow/Corpus … more


Photo: Rachel Denny Clow/Caller-Times

A power generator tips in front of Texas’ CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, as Hurricane Harvey hits Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. (Courtney Sacco /Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP) 

A power generator tips in front of Texas’ CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, as Hurricane Harvey hits Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. (Courtney Sacco /Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP) 


Photo: Courtney Sacco

Houston’s skyline as the sunsets the night that Hurricane Harvey is scheduled to make landfall on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.

Houston’s skyline as the sunsets the night that Hurricane Harvey is scheduled to make landfall on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

Edna Fire Department gear filled a hallway inside Edna High School Gymnasium where Jackson County first responders will operate out of during Hurricane Harvey Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Edna, Texas.

Edna Fire Department gear filled a hallway inside Edna High School Gymnasium where Jackson County first responders will operate out of during Hurricane Harvey Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Edna, Texas.


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

Richard Leach looks toward the Central Gulf Coast before Hurricane Harvey makes landfall Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Matagorda, Texas.

Richard Leach looks toward the Central Gulf Coast before Hurricane Harvey makes landfall Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Matagorda, Texas.


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

A Valero gas station worker wraps plastic around a pump as they began to close prior to Hurricane Harvey making landfall Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Bay City, Texas.

A Valero gas station worker wraps plastic around a pump as they began to close prior to Hurricane Harvey making landfall Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Bay City, Texas.


Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

The Daiquiri Time Out on Market Street is boarded up and closed with a sign saying “Gone Fishing” for Hurricane Harvey on Friday, August 25, in Galveston.

The Daiquiri Time Out on Market Street is boarded up and closed with a sign saying “Gone Fishing” for Hurricane Harvey on Friday, August 25, in Galveston.


Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle

Waves are getting stronger along Galveston beach as Hurricane Harvey is moving closer to Southeast Texas on Friday, August 25, in Galveston.

Waves are getting stronger along Galveston beach as Hurricane Harvey is moving closer to Southeast Texas on Friday, August 25, in Galveston.


Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle

The Tremont House hotel makes sure the corner of Mechanic Avenue and 23rd Street is covered with sandbags before Hurricane Harvey makes landfall on Friday, August 25, in Galveston.

The Tremont House hotel makes sure the corner of Mechanic Avenue and 23rd Street is covered with sandbags before Hurricane Harvey makes landfall on Friday, August 25, in Galveston.


Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle

Strand residents Ellis A. Hence III and Chelseá Johnson go out to have food before Hurricane Harvey makes landfall on Friday, August 25, in Galveston.

Strand residents Ellis A. Hence III and Chelseá Johnson go out to have food before Hurricane Harvey makes landfall on Friday, August 25, in Galveston.


Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle

The usually busy Port of Galveston Cruise Terminals are closed for Hurricane Harvey until further notice on Friday, August 25, in Galveston.

The usually busy Port of Galveston Cruise Terminals are closed for Hurricane Harvey until further notice on Friday, August 25, in Galveston.


Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle

Tola shop owner Todd Flores makes sure the tarp and sandbags are set for Hurricane Harvey on Friday, August 25, in Galveston. The shop had six feet of water flooded inside when Hurricane Ike hit downtown Galveston nine years ago. less
Tola shop owner Todd Flores makes sure the tarp and sandbags are set for Hurricane Harvey on Friday, August 25, in Galveston. The shop had six feet of water flooded inside when Hurricane Ike hit downtown … more


Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle

Patrons bide out their time at Osso & Kristalla as weather maps play on the television on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Houston.

Patrons bide out their time at Osso & Kristalla as weather maps play on the television on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

A pedestrian holds onto her umbrella as the wind picks up downtown on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Houston.

A pedestrian holds onto her umbrella as the wind picks up downtown on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

Sandbags line the doors to the Team Store at Minute Maid Park on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Houston.

Sandbags line the doors to the Team Store at Minute Maid Park on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Houston.


Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

Matagorda County residents load up a school bus at the Bay City Civic Center about noon Friday, several hours before Hurricane Harvey made landfall.

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