Thousands of Houston residents are fleeing rapidly rising floodwaters as remnants of Hurricane Harvey continue to pour rain on already deluged streets.
The Addicks Reservoir overtopped its dam Tuesday morning, cresting above its 108-foot lip and spilling into surrounding neighborhoods. The reservoir level had been climbing at 4 inches an hour, according to the Houston Press. Just after 1 p.m., ET, it stood at 108.51 feet, according to the Harris County Flood Warning System.
On Monday night, more than 17,000 Texans sought refuge in shelters, according to the American Red Cross.
Here are some of the evacuation scenes unfolding in the Houston area, amid record rainfall.
Laquanta Edwards holds her 1 year old daughter, Ladaja (R), and 9-month-old son, LaDarius, after they arrived to high ground by boat due to floods caused by Tropical Storm Harvey along Tidwell Road in east Houston.
Dean Mize holds children as he and Jason Legnon use an airboat to rescue people from homes that are inundated with flooding.
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.
By Monday night, officials said some 7,000 people were taking refuge in the Red Cross' main shelter, the George R. Brown Convention Center. It was originally intended to house up to 5,000 people.