Hurricane Harvey and Human Generosity Shown Through Powerful Photos

It’s amazing how Nature can be so nurturing and soothing, and yet so terribly devastating. Once again, Mother Nature has shown her destructive power sending hurricane Harvey to batter southeastern Texas coast, including the city of Houston. This storm has been ranked as Category 4 hurricane.

This natural disaster is still afflicting the region and hasn’t been merciful towards Texas residents. Destructive flooding, calamitous winds and powerful downpour “have so far cost at least 39 lives, driven over one million people to evacuate their homes in Texas and caused extensive destruction that will likely make it one of the costliest storms in U.S. history.” (source)

Fortunately, in such times of trouble, many good and humane people and organizations have once again proven that we are all here to help each other and will always remain in service to those in need.

The Internet has been flooded with heart-rending photos and stories ever since Harvey made landfall at Rockport, Texas, in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 26, 2017. These photos and stories are a true reflection of humaneness, compassion, rescue, generosity, and community.

The following are some of the ones that are making headlines and stirring hearts throughout the world.

Take a look at the photos below to witness what is referred to as “the worst disaster in Texas history.”

Our prayers go out to all those affected by this devastating event.

  1. This is Houston folks!                                                                                                                                                                                        

  2. A man looks at boats damaged by hurricane Harvey

                                                                                                                          

  3. Texans refuse to leave pets behind as they flee                                                                                                                                          

  4. A dog named Otis is walking around Sinton Texas carrying an entire bag of dog food with him                                          

                                                                                                                                   

  5. Joe Garcia carries his dog Heidi from his flooded home                                                                                                                        

  6. A furniture store in Texas is providing shelter and food for hurricane victims                                                                            

  1. Floater Baby – Mother who was waiting for rescue during hurricane shared a picture of her baby floating in a large plastic container                                                                                                                                                                                         

  2. This policeman passed out from exhaustion due to having worked countless hours helping victims of hurricane Harvey                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

  3. Shardea Harrison looks at her 3-week-old baby, Sarai, as Dean Mize, right, and Jason Legnon use an airboat to rescue them from their home in Houston                                                                                                                                                    

  4. Residents use boats to evacuate flood waters along Tidwell road in East Houston, Texas                                                        

  5. Isiah Courtney carries his dog Bruce through food waters in Beaumont Place, Houston, Texas                                          

  6. Jesus Rodriguez rescues Gloria Garcia after rain flooded Pearland, in the outskirts of Houston                                        

  7. 24 Hour difference in Houston from Harvey 2017                                                                                                                                    

  8. My friends out rescuing people and pets in Houston today and taking a break for donuts. Closed unfortunately. Good people!                                                                                                                                                                                                            

  9. Alexandre Jorge evacuates Ethan Colman, 4, from a neighborhood inundated by floodwaters from tropical storm Harvey on Monday                                                                                                                                                                                                

  10. Houston Police SWAT Officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son Aiden after rescuing them from their home surrounded by floodwaters from tropical storm Harvey in Houston                               

  11. Hurricane Harvey is pictured off the coast of Texas                                                                                                                                 

 

Sources:

ABC News

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