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Hurricane Harvey Before and After: Satellite Images Show Storm's Destruction

Holiday Lakes - Aug. 30, 2017

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In some parts of Texas, more than 51 inches (130 centimeters) fell over a five-day period.

Kingwood - Feb. 8, 2016

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Kingwood is located northeast of Houston.

Kingwood - Aug. 31, 2017

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Harvey was predicted to dump 15 to 30 inches (38 to 76 centimeters) of rain over a widespread area of coastal and inland Texas. Some regions saw more than 51 inches (130 cm) of rain over a five-day period.

Rosenberg - April 3, 2017

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The city of Rosenberg is located within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area.

Rosenberg - Aug. 30, 2017

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Harvey made landfall north of Corpus Christ late on Aug. 25, but then lingered over Texas for several days, inundating the region with heavy rainfall.

Angleton - April 6, 2017

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This view shows the city of Angleton, located within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area, on April 6, 2017.

Angleton - Aug. 30, 2017

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Harvey dumped unprecedented levels of rain on Houston and its surrounding areas.

Humble - Feb. 8, 2016

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This view shows Interstate 69 in Humble, Texas, which is located in the Houston metropolitan area.

Humble - Aug. 31, 2017

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This same view of Interstate 69 shows the extensive flooding from Harvey.

Wharton - Oct. 9, 2016

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The city of Wharton is located about 60 miles (97 km) southwest of Houston.

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Denise Chow
Denise was an intern at the New York Daily News and GQ magazine. She has a masters degree in journalism from New York University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto.