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08/26/2017 10:32 am ET Updated Aug 26, 2017

Photos Show Devastation Left Behind From Hurricane Harvey

The Texas Gulf Coast suffered significant damage.
Jessica Campbell hugs Jonathan Fitzgerald after riding out Hurricane Harvey in an apartment in Rockport.
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Jessica Campbell hugs Jonathan Fitzgerald after riding out Hurricane Harvey in an apartment in Rockport.

As Saturday morning arrived on the Texas Gulf Coast, people awoke to considerable damage left behind by Hurricane Harvey

Images show damage to several buildings in the city of Rockport, which is located 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi. The city took the brunt of the Category 4 winds. Corpus Christi also saw significant damage with photos showing houses that caught fire during the storm. Buildings and homes in Katy, near Houston, were demolished after tornadoes touched down.

We will update this post with the latest images of damage from Hurricane Harvey, which was downgraded to a Category 1 storm but with warnings of “catastrophic flooding” to come.

  • Steve Culver cries with his dog Otis as he talks about what he said was the, 'most terrifying event in his life,' when Hurric
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    Steve Culver cries with his dog Otis as he talks about what he said was the, 'most terrifying event in his life,' when Hurricane Harvey blew in and destroyed most of his home while he and his wife took shelter there on in Rockport.
  • Ofelia Castro leads her grandchildren across a flooded street as they continue an hours long trek from their flooded house in
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    Ofelia Castro leads her grandchildren across a flooded street as they continue an hours long trek from their flooded house in the Edgewood area of South Houston to a relatives apartment miles away.
  • Aaron Tobias who said he lost everything stands in what is left of his home in Rockport. Mr. Tobias said he was able to get h
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    Aaron Tobias who said he lost everything stands in what is left of his home in Rockport. Mr. Tobias said he was able to get his wife and kids out before the storm arrived but he stayed there and rode it out. 
  • Damaged boats in a multi-level storage facility are seen in Rockport.
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    Damaged boats in a multi-level storage facility are seen in Rockport.
  • People gather supplies out of destroyed homes to take back to a shelter near City-By-The Sea, Texas.
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    People gather supplies out of destroyed homes to take back to a shelter near City-By-The Sea, Texas.
  • A destroyed laundromat is seen in Rockport.
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    A destroyed laundromat is seen in Rockport.
  • A destroyed apartment complex is seen on Aug. 26, 2017, after Hurricane Harvey passed through Rockport, Texas.
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    A destroyed apartment complex is seen on Aug. 26, 2017, after Hurricane Harvey passed through Rockport, Texas.
  • Donna Raney is helped out of the window by Lee Guerrero and Daisy Graham in Rockport.
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    Donna Raney is helped out of the window by Lee Guerrero and Daisy Graham in Rockport.
  • Valerie Brown walks through a flooded area after leaving her apartment in Rockport.
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    Valerie Brown walks through a flooded area after leaving her apartment in Rockport.
  • Charlie Company of the 4th Assault Amphibious Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve arrive at the Central Mall in Port Arthur, TX
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    Charlie Company of the 4th Assault Amphibious Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve arrive at the Central Mall in Port Arthur, TX on Thursday night after running rescue missions in the hardest hit areas of town throughout the day.
  • A Rockport firefighter goes door to door on a search and rescue mission as he looks for people who may need help.
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    A Rockport firefighter goes door to door on a search and rescue mission as he looks for people who may need help.
  • Rescue personnel help Hersey Kirk as she is airlifted into a rescue helicopter.
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    Rescue personnel help Hersey Kirk as she is airlifted into a rescue helicopter.
  • Jacque McKay walks through the apartment complex where she lives in Rockport.
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    Jacque McKay walks through the apartment complex where she lives in Rockport.
  • A damaged home is seen after Hurricane Harvey in Rockport. 
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    A damaged home is seen after Hurricane Harvey in Rockport. 
  • Damage is seen to a shopping center in Victoria, north and farther inland than Rockport.
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    Damage is seen to a shopping center in Victoria, north and farther inland than Rockport.
  • Damage is seen at a business near Rockport
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    Damage is seen at a business near Rockport
  • A damaged mobile home in Victoria.
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    A damaged mobile home in Victoria.
  • Damage to a hotel in Victoria.
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    Damage to a hotel in Victoria.
  • A business is damaged in Victoria. 
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    A business is damaged in Victoria. 
  • A light plane sits upside done at Rockport Airport. 
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    A light plane sits upside done at Rockport Airport. 
  • A sunken boat at Rockport Harbor. 
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    A sunken boat at Rockport Harbor. 
  • Destroyed houses in Rockport. 
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    Destroyed houses in Rockport. 
  • Light medium tactical vehicle's (LMTV) make their way through floodwaters near Bridge City in Texas.
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    Light medium tactical vehicle's (LMTV) make their way through floodwaters near Bridge City in Texas.
  • A car lies abandoned in Rockport. 
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    A car lies abandoned in Rockport. 
  • A police officer checks for survivors among destroyed houses in Rockport.
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    A police officer checks for survivors among destroyed houses in Rockport.
  • A gas station in Victoria.
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    A gas station in Victoria.
  • Damage to homes is seen near Rockport
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    Damage to homes is seen near Rockport
  • A sign on a Holiday Inn hotel in Victoria.
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    A sign on a Holiday Inn hotel in Victoria.
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