Across Houston families and neighbors are scrambling to get out of their fast-flooding homes and submerged cars.
Residents have been wading through chest deep water on foot.
Images and videos posted on social media show powerful stories of faith and inspiration by people who have been rescued, as many in the nation pray for residents in nation's the fourth largest city.
Good Samaritans are using fishing boats, dump trucks and whatever else they can to help those trapped in the historic floods.
Here are a few of the images posted on Twitter.
— Joel D. Swisher (@jswishdaman) August 28, 2017
— William Davis (@davis1988will) August 28, 2017
— @ufcguru® (@ufcguruOfficial) August 28, 2017
— Javadon (@JavadonJr) August 28, 2017
— Derenic Byrd (@DerenicByrd) August 28, 2017
— Mr Dull Socks (@mr_dull_socks) August 27, 2017
— Steven Romo (@stevenromo) August 27, 2017
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) August 27, 2017
— Ricky D. Irving Jr (@RickyIrving) August 27, 2017
La vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson Texas is almost underwater with nursing home patients pic.twitter.com/oCNkrgoRZY
— Timothy J. McIntosh (@DividendsMGR) August 27, 2017
— ABC News (@ABC) August 28, 2017