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Harvey's Devastation: Texans Banding Together (15 Photos)

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August 31, 2017
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With all the devastation levied by Tropical Storm Harvey on Texas, stories are slowly starting to come through about the harrowing efforts of citizens and first respondents banding together to help. Below is a selection of images that give you a sense of the destruction and the indomitable will of Texas and America.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"]

Texas National Guard were among the first on the scene to help those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey.[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="950"]

As the devastation continued to mount, almost nothing was standing the way of relief efforts.[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="825"]

With waters continuing to rise, National Guard units came from other states to help Texans against Harvey's destruction.[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]

The nation comes together to help. Seen here are Red Cross donations from as far as Minnesota that were distributed to those affected.[/caption][caption id="" align="alignnone" width="2048"]

Grunt Style CEO Daniel Alarik and his team helping with evacuation efforts.[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"]

The National Guard were on the scene, working diligently to help those still in affected areas.[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1300"]

An evacuee holding two dogs becomes emotional after his rescue by Texas National Guardsmen from severe flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston.[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="898"]

Texans didn't take long to band together to help their fellow citizens. Seen here is a wheelchair bound senior being taken to safety.[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"]

A man waves down a rescue crew as he tries to leave the area after it was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey.[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"]

Evacuees are helped to dry land after their homes were inundated with flooding.[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"]

A child is helped off the back of a rescue truck after his family evacuated their home with help from fellow Texans.[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"]

People are rescued from a flooded neighborhood after it was inundated with rain water.[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"]

Evacuees fill up cots at the George Brown Convention Center that has been turned into a shelter run by the American Red Cross.[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"]

People are rescued from a flooded neighborhood with some help from the US Coast Guard.[/caption][caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="620"]

Wilford Martinez, right, is rescued from his flooded car by Harris County Sheriff's Department Richard Wagner along Interstate 610.[/caption]Read more news articles here.

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