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Houston Rescue Effort

  • Celia Mendoza
Rescue efforts are under way in Houston, Texas after Hurricane Harvey came ashore Friday night, dropping as much as 25 centimeters of new rainfall around Houston overnight. The region has already seen more than 60 centimeters of rain in some places. VOA Spanish service reporter Celia Mendoza is there and snapped these photos.
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Rescued from flooding, people with their pets prepare to board a school bus bound for the M.O. Campbell Educational Center in north Houston, Texas, Aug. 27, 2017. The multipurpose facility is serving as a Red Cross shelter. (C. Mendoza/VOA)
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Rescued from flooding, people with their pets prepare to board a school bus bound for the M.O. Campbell Educational Center in north Houston, Texas, Aug. 27, 2017. The multipurpose facility is serving as a Red Cross shelter. (C. Mendoza/VOA)

Lakwesha Davis and sons Terminus Brothers Jr., 14, and Trestian Woodard, 7, wait for a friend after being rescued from their flooded Greenbriar Colony neighborhood in Houston, Texas, Aug. 27, 2107. (C. Mendoza/VOA)
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Lakwesha Davis and sons Terminus Brothers Jr., 14, and Trestian Woodard, 7, wait for a friend after being rescued from their flooded Greenbriar Colony neighborhood in Houston, Texas, Aug. 27, 2107. (C. Mendoza/VOA)

Floodwaters threaten to swallow a vehicle stranded on Interstate 45-North Freeway in Houston, Texas, Aug. 27, 2017. (C. Mendoza/VOA).
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Floodwaters threaten to swallow a vehicle stranded on Interstate 45-North Freeway in Houston, Texas, Aug. 27, 2017. (C. Mendoza/VOA).

The Guel sisters – Sara, 7, at left, and Celeste, 8 – wait near the military transport truck that brought them from their flooded Greenbriar Colony neighborhood to a gas station transfer point in north Houston, Texas, Aug. 27, 2017. Next stop: a Red Cross
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The Guel sisters – Sara, 7, at left, and Celeste, 8 – wait near the military transport truck that brought them from their flooded Greenbriar Colony neighborhood to a gas station transfer point in north Houston, Texas, Aug. 27, 2017. Next stop: a Red Cross

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