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Hurricane Harvey(35)

Hurricane Harvey began to rapidly intensify on August 24, 2017, becoming a hurricane later that day. While the storm moved generally northwest, Harvey's intensification phase stalled slightly overnight from August 24–25; however, Harvey soon resumed strengthening and quickly became a major hurricane and attained Category 4 intensity later that day. Hours later, Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, at peak intensity. Afterwards, rapid weakening ensued, and Harvey had degraded to a tropical storm as it stalled near the coastline of the state, dropping torrential and unprecedented amounts of rainfall over Texas. On August 28, it emerged back over the Gulf of Mexico, strengthening slightly before making a third and final landfall in Louisiana on August 29.

This gallery contains imagery featured on DHS.gov and on DHS social media channels.  For additional imagery from Hurricane Harvey, please visit FEMA.gov or the DVIDS Hurricane Harvey Gallery.

Cover photo for the collection "Hurricane Harvey"
  • Refugio, Texas, September 8, 2017 – Disaster survivors Susanne Lara (center left) and Daniel Porras (center right) receive registration assistance following Hurricane Harvey from Brandon Whitman (left), FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) Specialist, and Kimberly Aufrecht (right), FEMA Corps Team Lead, at Refugio City Hall. FEMA supports federal agencies, the state, local communities, counties, volunteer agencies active in disaster and tribal entities in providing assistance to disaster survivors. Photo

    FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Reach Out to Hurricane Harvey Survivors in Refugio, Texas

    Photo by Christopher Mardorf
    Refugio, Texas, September 8, 2017 – Disaster survivors Susanne Lara (center left) and Daniel Porras (center right) receive registration assistance following Hurricane Harvey from Brandon Whitman (left), FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA)…
    Sep 13, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • Members of FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue Nebraska Task Force One (NE-TF1) rescue a pet from floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey.

    FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue Nebraska Task Force One (NE-TF1) rescue a pet

    Photo by FEMA News Photo
    Members of FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue Nebraska Task Force One (NE-TF1) rescue a pet from floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey.
    Sep 05, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • View from FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue Virginia Task Force Two (VA-TF2) searching neigborhoods inside Houston for survivors after flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

    USAR VA-TF2 in Houston

    Photo by FEMA News Photo
    View from FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue Virginia Task Force Two (VA-TF2) searching neigborhoods inside Houston for survivors after flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.
    Sep 05, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • Two women organize shoes for Texas flood survivors to pick up at a Houston community donation center.

    Volunteers Organize Donations in Houston

    Photo by Dominick Del Vecchio
    Two women organize shoes for Texas flood survivors to pick up at a Houston community donation center.
    Sep 05, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • FEMA employees register disaster survivors at the Houston Convention Center.

    FEMA Registers Disaster Survivors

    Photo by Dominick Del Vecchio
    FEMA employees register disaster survivors at the Houston Convention Center.
    Sep 05, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • General Lori J. Robinson, Commander-in-Chief of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) talks with FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) Kevin Hannes at the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

    NORAD Commander-in-Chief talks with the Federal Coordinating Officer

    Photo by Steve Zumwalt
    General Lori J. Robinson, Commander-in-Chief of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) talks with FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) Kevin Hannes at the Texas Division of Emergency Management.
    Sep 05, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • A team of canine search specialists from Nebraska Task Force 1 wait in their dorm room of sleeping bags, cots and crates at the Base of Operations in Katy, Texas before being deployed on an urban search and rescue mission. Team members pictured from left to right are: Dwayne Koranda, Steve MacDonald, Levi Holte, Andrew Pticher (with golden retriever “Chief”), Rhonda Stuhrenberg (with Belgian Malinois “Sig”), and Damon Wirth (with black Labrador retriever “George”). FEMA supports federal agencies, the state,

    FEMA Partners with Urban Search and Rescue Teams in Katy, Texas in Response to Hurricane Harvey

    Photo by Christopher Mardorf
    A team of canine search specialists from Nebraska Task Force 1 wait in their dorm room of sleeping bags, cots and crates at the Base of Operations in Katy, Texas before being deployed on an urban search and rescue mission. Team members pictured from…
    Sep 05, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance personnel (back row, left to right: Linda Yee, Nestor Peralta, Johnnie Raley, Madeleine Goodpaster) meet with disaster survivors at a Mobile Communications Operations Vehicle (MCOV) in Rockport, Texas on the Gulf of Mexico near Corpus Christi. FEMA supports federal agencies, the state, local communities, counties, volunteer agencies active in disaster and tribal entities in providing assistance to disaster survivors.

    Disaster Survivors Receive Assistance from FEMA in Rockport, Texas

    Photo by Christopher Mardorf
    FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance personnel (back row, left to right: Linda Yee, Nestor Peralta, Johnnie Raley, Madeleine Goodpaster) meet with disaster survivors at a Mobile Communications Operations Vehicle (MCOV) in Rockport, Texas on the Gulf of…
    Sep 05, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations aircrews and Office of Field Operations officers work together to load water and rations on a CBP black hawk for delivery to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

    AMO and OFO Provide Humanitarian Aid in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

    Photo by Donna Burton
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations aircrews and Office of Field Operations officers work together to load water and rations on a CBP black hawk for delivery to victims of Hurricane Harvey.
    Sep 05, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • A CBP Air and Marine Operations black hawk aircrew works to bring a surviving family into the aircraft after being hoisted to safety, August 30, 2017.

    AMO Rescue Operations

    Photo by Alexander Zamora
    A CBP Air and Marine Operations black hawk aircrew works to bring a surviving family into the aircraft after being hoisted to safety. August 30, 2017
    Sep 05, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection air crews conduct flyovers to assess damaged areas in Beaumont, Texas, Sep. 1, 2017. Coast Guard crews continue to work closely with federal, state, local and industry partners to ensure the rapid recovery of areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

    Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection conduct flyovers in Beaumont, Texas

    Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley
    Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection air crews conduct flyovers to assess damaged areas in Beaumont, Texas, Sep. 1, 2017. Coast Guard crews continue to work closely with federal, state, local and industry partners to ensure the rapid…
    Sep 05, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • A Coast Guard aircrew assists infant during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in the greater Houston Metro Area Aug. 29, 2017.

    Coast Guard aircrew assists infant during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

    Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Chase Redditt
    A Coast Guard aircrew assists infant during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in the greater Houston Metro Area Aug. 29, 2017. The Coast Guard has pulled assets and resources from across the country to create a sustainable response force.
    Aug 28, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • A U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer walks toward an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at Air Station Houston Aug. 27, 2017.

    Coast Guard Air Station Houston crews conduct rescues during Hurricane Harvey

    Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki
    A U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer walks toward an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at Air Station Houston Aug. 27, 2017. The Coast Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Customs and Border Protection and other federal, state and local agencies have been…
    Aug 26, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • Coast Guard Petty Officers 3rd Class Eric Gordon and Gavin Kershaw pilot a 16-foot flood punt boat while checking for distressed residents of a flooded neighborhood in Friendswood, Texas, Aug. 29, 2017.

    Coast Guard flood punt team responds to Hurricane Harvey

    Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki
    Coast Guard Petty Officers 3rd Class Eric Gordon and Gavin Kershaw pilot a 16-foot flood punt boat while checking for distressed residents of a flooded neighborhood in Friendswood, Texas, Aug. 29, 2017. The flood punt team from Marine Safety Unit…
    Sep 28, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Houston takes off to conduct urban search and rescue in Houston, Aug. 27, 2017.

    Coast Guard Air Station Houston crews conduct rescues during Hurricane Harvey

    Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki
    A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Houston takes off to conduct urban search and rescue in Houston, Aug. 27, 2017. Eighteen Coast Guard helicopters are currently carrying out rescues in flooded Houston neighborhoods.
    Aug 26, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • Nebraska Task Force 1 working to respond to the effects of Hurricane Harvey in southern Texas.

    Nebraska Task Force 1 in Action

    Photo by FEMA News Photo
    Nebraska Task Force 1 working to respond to the effects of Hurricane Harvey in southern Texas.
    Aug 28, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • Hurricane Harvey Action Shot - FEMA rescue

    Urban Search and Rescue Operations During Harvey

    Photo by FEMA News Photo
    A member of one of FEMA's urban search and rescue teams works to coordinate operations during the response to Hurricane Harvey.
    Aug 30, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S Border Patrol agents clear fallen branches from the home of a resident of Rockport, Texas, as they assist in the recovery after Hurricane Harvey Aug. 28, 2017.

    CBP responds to Hurricane Harvey [Image 1 of 8]

    Photo by Glenn Fawcett
    U.S Border Patrol agents clear fallen branches from the home of a resident of Rockport, Texas, as they assist in the recovery after Hurricane Harvey Aug. 28, 2017.
    Aug 27, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S Border Patrol riverine agents evacuate residents from a flooded neighborhood of Houston, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017.

    CBP responds to Hurricane Harvey [Image 2 of 8]

    Photo by Glenn Fawcett
    U.S Border Patrol riverine agents evacuate residents from a flooded neighborhood of Houston, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017.
    Aug 29, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • A U.S Border Patrol riverine agent searches for residents needing evacuation in a flooded subdivision of Houston, Texas, as they participate in the recovery effort after Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017.

    CBP responds to Hurricane Harvey [Image 3 of 8]

    Photo by Glenn Fawcett
    A U.S Border Patrol riverine agent searches for residents needing evacuation in a flooded subdivision of Houston, Texas, as they participate in the recovery effort after Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017.
    Aug 29, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • The Coast Guard responds to search and rescue requests in response to Hurricane Harvey in greater Houston Metro Area Aug. 29, 2017.

    Coast Guard conducts search and rescue in response to Hurricane Harvey

    Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles
    The Coast Guard responds to search and rescue requests in response to Hurricane Harvey in greater Houston Metro Area Aug. 29, 2017. The Coast Guard is working closely with all federal, state and local emergency operations centers and has established…
    Aug 30, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • Coast Guard conducts search and rescue in response to Hurricane Harvey

    Coast Guard conducts search and rescue in response to Hurricane Harvey

    Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles
    The Coast Guard responds to search and rescue requests in response to Hurricane Harvey in greater Houston Metro Area Aug. 29, 2017. The Coast Guard is working closely with all federal, state and local emergency operations centers and has established…
    Aug 28, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • The Coast Guard responds to search and rescue requests in response to Hurricane Harvey in the Beaumont, Texas, area, Aug. 30, 2017.

    Coast Guard conducts search and rescue in response to Hurricane Harvey

    Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles
    The Coast Guard responds to search and rescue requests in response to Hurricane Harvey in the Beaumont, Texas, area, Aug. 30, 2017. The Coast Guard is working closely with all federal, state and local emergency operations centers and has established…
    Aug 29, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • Coast Guard members evacuate survivors of Hurricane Harvey in the greater Houston Metro Area Aug. 29, 2017

    Coast Guard members evacuate survivors of Hurricane Harvey

    Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Magee
    Coast Guard members evacuate survivors of Hurricane Harvey in the greater Houston Metro Area Aug. 29, 2017. Members of the Coast Guard's Deployable Specialized Forces from Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) New Orleans, MSST Miami, MSST…
    Aug 28, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Border Patrol Riverine agents assist in rescue and recovery efforts in the greater Houston area in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

    U.S. Border Patrol Riverine Hurricane Harvey Rescue Operations

    Photo by Michael Lerma
    U.S. Border Patrol Riverine agents assist in rescue and recovery efforts in the greater Houston area in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
    Aug 28, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S Border Patrol riverine agents launch an air boat in a Houston, Texas suburb as they evacuate residents in the flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017.

    CBP responds to Hurricane Harvey [Image 4 of 8]

    Photo by Glenn Fawcett
    U.S Border Patrol riverine agents launch an air boat in a Houston, Texas suburb as they evacuate residents in the flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017.
    Aug 29, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • A U.S Border Patrol agent knocks on the door of a mobile home as he and his cohorts conduct search and rescue operations in the wake of Hurricane Harvey near Rockport, Texas, Aug. 27, 2017.

    CBP responds to Hurricane Harvey [Image 5 of 8]

    Photo by Glenn Fawcett
    A U.S Border Patrol agent knocks on the door of a mobile home as he and his cohorts conduct search and rescue operations in the wake of Hurricane Harvey near Rockport, Texas, Aug. 27, 2017.
    Aug 26, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • Chester, the pet of Diane Market, awaits evacuation from his ravaged neighborhood near Rockport, Texas, as U.S Border Patrol agents conduct search and rescue operations in the wake of Hurricane Harvey Aug. 27, 2017.

    CBP responds to Hurricane Harvey [Image 6 of 8]

    Photo by Glenn Fawcett
    Chester, the pet of Diane Market, awaits evacuation from his ravaged neighborhood near Rockport, Texas, as U.S Border Patrol agents conduct search and rescue operations in the wake of Hurricane Harvey Aug. 27, 2017.
    Aug 26, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S Border Patrol agents man a mobile command post in Rockport, Texas, as they participate in the disaster relief response to Hurricane Harvey Aug. 27, 2017.

    CBP responds to Hurricane Harvey [Image 7 of 8]

    Photo by Glenn Fawcett
    U.S Border Patrol agents man a mobile command post in Rockport, Texas, as they participate in the disaster relief response to Hurricane Harvey Aug. 27, 2017.
    Aug 26, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • A U.S Border Patrol agent uses a chainsaw to cut fallen trees as he and fellow agents provide humanitarian relief to the residents of Rockport, Texas, as they assist in the recovery after Hurricane Harvey Aug. 28, 2017.

    CBP responds to Hurricane Harvey [Image 8 of 8]

    Photo by Glenn Fawcett
    A U.S Border Patrol agent uses a chainsaw to cut fallen trees as he and fellow agents provide humanitarian relief to the residents of Rockport, Texas, as they assist in the recovery after Hurricane Harvey Aug. 28, 2017.
    Aug 27, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • Lt. Christopher Capule, an Air Station Corpus Christi pilot, makes midair adjustments during a flight to San Angelo, Texas, Aug. 25, 2017.

    Coast Guard prepares response efforts for Hurricane Harvey

    Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland
    Lt. Christopher Capule, an Air Station Corpus Christi pilot, makes midair adjustments during a flight to San Angelo, Texas, Aug. 25, 2017. Many service members balanced preparing their families and homes as well as preparing response efforts for…
    Aug 24, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Scott Smith of the Pacific Strike Team and Laredo Construction Project Manager Bob Springob evaluate removal operations for a displaced vessel here in Houston, Texas on Sept. 28, 2017. The Coast Guard, the Texas General Land Office, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency have been fully integrated into a Unified Command with the mission assignment of removing displaced or partially submerged vessels as a result of Hurricane Har

    Coast Guard works with partner agencies on vessel removal

    Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Hillard
    Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Scott Smith of the Pacific Strike Team and Laredo Construction Project Manager Bob Springob evaluate removal operations for a displaced vessel here in Houston, Texas on Sept. 28, 2017. The Coast Guard, the Texas…
    Oct 02, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Corey Drayton, a marine science technician assigned to Marine Safety Unit Texas City, Texas, and Texas General Land Office Senior Response Officer Gray Powell work together to document a displaced vessel’s status during the retrieval process with a placard here in Houston, Texas, on Sept. 28, 2017. The Coast Guard, the Texas General Land Office, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency have been fully integrated into a Unified

    Coast Guard works with partner agencies on vessel removal in Houston, Texas

    Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Hillard
    Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Corey Drayton, a marine science technician assigned to Marine Safety Unit Texas City, Texas, and Texas General Land Office Senior Response Officer Gray Powell work together to document a displaced vessel’s status…
    Oct 02, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • Robstown, Texas, September 25, 2017 – FEMA Corps Eagle 8 team members Sara Laplante (seated, center) and Keenan Jacobsen (seated, right) speak with Hurricane Harvey survivor Jack McDearman (seated, left) in a rural part of Robstown, Texas in Nueces County where FEMA Corps is “pounding the ground” daily to reach out to Hurricane Harvey survivors. FEMA partners with federal agencies, the state, local communities, counties, voluntary organizations active in disaster (VOAD) and tribal entities in providing assi

    FEMA Corps Teams Reach Out to Hurricane Harvey Survivors in Robstown, Texas

    Photo by Christopher Mardorf
    Robstown, Texas, September 25, 2017 – FEMA Corps Eagle 8 team members Sara Laplante (seated, center) and Keenan Jacobsen (seated, right) speak with Hurricane Harvey survivor Jack McDearman (seated, left) in a rural part of Robstown, Texas in Nueces…
    Oct 10, 2017 Department of Homeland Security
  • A contractor from Laredo Construction checks the stern of a refloated cabin cruiser while Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Fleming, a marine science technician, and Texas General Land Office Response Officer Jesse Mayorga observe. The Coast Guard and TGLO are working with other federal, state, and tribal agencies to coordinate recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John Masson.

    Vessel recovery efforts continue in Galveston County

    Photo by Chief Petty Officer John Masson
    A contractor from Laredo Construction checks the stern of a refloated cabin cruiser while Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Fleming, a marine science technician, and Texas General Land Office Response Officer Jesse Mayorga observe. The Coast Guard and…
    Oct 10, 2017 Department of Homeland Security