Receding flood waters show true Harvey devastation

As flood waters in Texas start to recede and the death toll rises, the true devastation of Hurricane Harvey is starting to be seen in the US.

The death toll for the slow-moving storm has reached 23 and more than 30,000 people have been sent to shelters since the hurricane came ashore last Friday.

After battering Houston, the storm cell is moving across southeastern Texas and into Louisiana sending more people fleeing for shelter.


However, the storm appears to be dissipating as it moves east and forecasters are predicting Harvey will be downgraded to a tropical depression late on Wednesday or Thursday and the storm will completely dissipate within four days.

The recovery process has already begun with thousands of emergency service and military personnel flocking to the disaster zone.

US President Donald Trump  arrived in Texas on Tuesday, but has been slammed for not meeting or mentioning any of the storm victims during his address.

The President commented on the size of the crowd which had gathered to hear him speak, before saying “We love you. You are special … What a crowd. What a turnout”.

The comments, and the fact he was wearing a Trump branded cap, sparked outrage among commentators who said it was another example of the president’s narcissism.

But in typical Trump style, he took to Twitter after the event.