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In photos: Houston under water with no end in sight to rains from Harvey

The death toll from Harvey rises to five. Most streets in the Houston metropolitan area are impassable, creeks are overflowing, and underpasses are flooded. Historic rainfall amounts greater than 20-25 inches have already been reported. The NOAA Weather Prediction Center is now forecasting as much as 50 inches in some areas with rain not expected to subside until Friday. Follow the latest on the flooding from Harvey at Univision's liveblog (in Spanish).

Por: Univision
Publicado: 27 Aug | 11:08 AM EDT
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A panoramic view of downtown Houston, a waterlogged city. Foto: Hugo Garza | Univision
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Low lying near the Gulf Coast, Houston is especially vulnerable to flood...
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Low lying near the Gulf Coast, Houston is especially vulnerable to flooding. The city suffers casualties and property loss from floods than any other locality in the US, according to data stretching back to 1960. Foto: AP | Univision
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Residents take to a kayak to traverse flood waters in Houston. AP
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Residents try and escape rising flood wsaters in Houston. AP
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Las aguas sobrepasan a los vehículos en algunas zonas residenciales de H...
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Cars are trapped in flood water in Houston as forecasters expect up to 30 inches of rain in some areas.
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Waters keep rising in Houston trappings residents in their homes.
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The National Weather Service said the death toll could increase as hundreds of thousands of people face power outages. Foto: Reuters | Univision
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Una camioneta bajo las aguas que cubren la Interestatal 610, en Houston.
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A van under water on Interstate 610 in Houston. Foto: NICK OXFORD/Reuters | Univision
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Un vehículo abandonado en la Interestatal 610, cubierto por las inundaci...
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An abandoned vehicle on Interstate 610 nearHouston.
Foto: NICK OXFORD/Reuters | Univision
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Houston at dawn on Sunday. Foto: Andres Sanchez | Univision
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Water levels continue to rise in Houston. More rain and floods are expected, as well as tornadoes. Foto: Andres Sanchez | Univision
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In photos: Houston under water with no end in sight to rains from Harvey...
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The streets of Houston are being turned into lagoons after hours of incessant rain.
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The accumulation of rain in some sectors of the city has reached 14 inches and the roads are impassable.
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Authorities are urging residents not to leave their homes because most of the Houston metro area is flooded.
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On Saturday public safety officials warned that the floods caused by Harvey would be more serious than those recorded in 2015 during the Memorial Day holiday.
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In photos: Houston under water with no end in sight to rains from Harvey...
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Some drivers ignored the warnings by authorities to stay indoors.
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In photos: Houston under water with no end in sight to rains from Harvey...
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Experts have warned that more than 20 inches of rain would cause catastrophic flooding in Houston. The downtown area has an underground area of tunnels stretching more than 6 miles long.
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Vehicles were caught in the flooding.