Hurricane Harvey has made every meteorologist's worst fear come to life, as thousands have either become stranded or watched everything they ever knew become destroyed in the midst of the mass flooding.

While media outlets all over the country have been covering the catastrophe, nothing can quite compare to the harrowing before-and-after images depicting the state of emergency Texas is currently experiencing.

To understand the level of the disaster, look no further than these photos below:

Distractify reports that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott estimated that over 250 roads and motorways had been closed as a result of the storm.

So far, five people have been reported dead, but authorities predict that number to rise, the New York Times reported as of Sunday.

As more information comes in about Hurricane Harvey, we will keep you updated.

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