Drone footage displays Hurricane Harvey's destruction in Texas

Images of collapsed buildings, flattened homes, major flooding

SAN ANTONIO – As Texans still deal with Tropical Storm Harvey, chilling drone footage displays the destruction when it made landfall as the first major hurricane to hit the United States in more than a decade.

Harvey’s impact left homes flattened, major buildings and businesses destroyed, and deadly flooding in cities such as Houston, Rockport and Port Aransas.

At least five deaths and more than a dozen injuries have been reported in the aftermath of Harvey, one confirmed from Rockport where the below drone footage was captured.

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Since making landfall Friday evening as a Category 4 Hurricane near Rockport, Texas, Harvey continues to wreak havoc as a tropical storm dropping heavy rain and causing major flooding in eastern Texas, most notably in Houston.

As Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city, braces for more rain and flooding, victims of Hurricane Harvey from Rockport and Port Aransas are left with rebuilding what’s left of their town.

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Despite drones being used in affected areas, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a tweet it does not want users "to fly drones in the aftermath of Harvey" and to allow first responders to work.

Here is a collection of aerial footage from areas affected by Harvey captured by drone users.





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