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Pictures: Huge floods hit US city of Houston

The city was flooded after Tropical Storm Harvey hit the state of Texas.
The US city of Houston in Texas has been battered by the biggest storm in its history, which has turned roads into rivers.
The US city of Houston in Texas has been battered by the biggest storm in its history, which has turned roads into rivers.Getty Images
Cars have been abandoned in the flooding and many people have had to evacuate their homes after electricity was cut off.
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People have had to use boats, inflatable rafts and even beach toys to escape the water.
People have had to use boats and inflatable beach toys to escape the water.Getty Images
The city is expected to be hit by a whole year's rainfall within one week.
The city is expected to be hit by a whole year's rainfall within one week.Getty Images
People have been forced to wade through water as it quickly filled the streets.
People have been forced to wade through water as it quickly filled the streets.Getty Images