Houston flooding kills 8, causes billions worth of damage (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
The floods have resulted in at least eight deaths and damage estimated to be in the region of $5 billion.
Heavy rain hit the area Sunday evening and continued into Monday, bringing an estimated 17.6 inches (44.7cm) of rain over a single day.
More than 1,000 homes have been affected by the catastrophic flooding, and 1,200 people are reported to have been rescued since it started.
A flood warning remains in place for a number of areas in Harris and Fort Bend counties, as well as Addicks Reservoir, in west Houston.
#AddicksandBarker: Water release rates and downstream conditions will continue to be monitored to minimize impacts downstream.— USACE Galveston (@USACEGALVESTON) April 22, 2016
#AddicksandBarker: Addicks water level is at 102.5, expected to grow to 102.8. Barker is at 95.2, expected to grow to 95.3.— USACE Galveston (@USACEGALVESTON) April 22, 2016
According to CNN an estimated $5 billion worth of damage was done across the region. The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District says it could cost them $4 million to repair 53 school campuses, the Houston Chronicle reports.
A storm relief fund has been set up to deal with the aftermath of the crisis.
(Correction) Mayor Turner Creates Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund https://t.co/0UDkuEqZLO— City of Houston (@houstontxdotgov) April 20, 2016
Meanwhile, some residents have taken to social media to share their images from the massive flooding.