Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has activated 3,000 national and state guard members after Harvey dumped more than two feet of rain on Houston metro, causing historic and catastrophic flooding from rainfall that has been characterized by the National Weather Service as “beyond anything experienced before.” Thousands of homes continue to take on water and hundreds of people remain trapped and stranded in rising floodwaters across the Houston area. Thousands of people have

been rescued so far and the death toll from Harvey rose to three. “There is life-threatening, catastrophic flooding happening now in Southeast Harris County,” Jeff Lindner of the Harris County Flood Control District told The Weather Channel. Two people have died in the Houston area in flood-related deaths as torrential rain continues to fall, according to the National Weather Service. READ MORE