HOUSTON, Texas- The police chief in Houston Texas says the city is under water and the National Weather Service says over the last 24 hours, the metro area has received 24.10 inches of measured rain from the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

Even with responders deployed from across the nation, including Missouri Task Force 1, resources are overwhelmed. Over 1,000 rescues have taken place and an unknown number of fatalities have occurred.

People escaping to their attics have been trapped while others have fled with a few precious possessions and their pets.

Shelters have opened around Houston as more catastrophic flooding is expected.

As of 6 a.m., Houston TranStar has already logged 174 high-water road closures in the area. These included entire sections of Interstate 10, I-45, I-610, I-69, US 290, Texas 225, Texas 288, Beltway 8 and Texas 3 in Galveston, the Houston Chronicle reported.

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