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Drones Offer Devastating Footage of Damage Harvey Has Wrought

As flood waters continue to rise, aerial footage reveals a region devastated by historic rains, swelling bayous, and inundated coastline

Though the overhead footage does little to reveal the on-the-ground struggles local residents are now facing—nor the up close and personal brave acts of kindness and rescue reported throughout the weekend—they do offer a sense of the scale of the damage that experts say could take years and cost billions. (Image: YouTube/Screenshot)

As the southwest Texas coast, the city of Houston, and the millions of people living in the region continue to battle historic rainfall and "catastrophic" flooding on Monday, drone footage taken by people in the area is offering aerial views of the destruction that would otherwise be impossible to capture.

Though the overhead footage does little to reveal the on-the-ground struggles local residents are now facing—nor the up close and personal brave acts of kindness and rescue reported throughout the weekend—they do offer a sense of the scale of the damage that experts say could take years and cost billions.

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