Whether you're a Newstonian, a concerned onlooker from afar, or simply unfamiliar with every nook and cranny of the city, it can be difficult to judge the extent of Houston's flooding if you're unfamiliar with what the landscape typically looks like on a non-catastrophically-stormy day.
Below, a collection of photos and video that demonstrate just how devastating the Hurricane Harvey rains have been so far. And if those aren't enough, check out these side-by-side comparisons at the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Before and after flooding in Houston. Pray for them. It's horrible. pic.twitter.com/mNy1eU85ot— James Tyler (@jamesdotnet) August 27, 2017
A remarkable amount of flooding in Houston. Here is a before and after of the I-160. pic.twitter.com/S9W5J3ZbFe— Ben Parsons (@Ben_Parsons__) August 27, 2017
Before and after pic from Houston... pic.twitter.com/V8i53V60xT— Josh Johnson (@JoshWeather) August 27, 2017