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Sep 3, 2017 | 13:08 GMT

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Hurricane Harvey: A Visual Anthology

A woman walks through her flooded neighborhood in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 30.
(BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Editor's Note

The physical devastation from Hurricane Harvey's rains and floodwaters will not quickly be forgotten by the Texas Gulf Coast. The long-term geopolitical impact of the storm remains to be seen, but it serves to highlight an ongoing trend within the United States. Energy security in the United States is much more focused on infrastructure and distribution than it is on physical supply in today's globally integrated market. To that end, we are looking for indications that the impact of Harvey will accelerate a push toward widening distribution networks near population centers and eventually increase the strategic focus on storing refined product to help compensate for these kinds of major disruptions. While it will take time for Harvey's influence on the U.S. energy sector to manifest, in this visual anthology we explore the immediate impact of the storm, especially on the residents of Texas. 

Hurricane Harvey seen from from the cupola module aboard the International Space Station.

Hurricane Harvey seen from from the cupola module aboard the International Space Station. The storm intensified on its way toward the Texas coast on Aug. 25. Reaching category 4 strength, Harvey's maximum sustained winds increased to 130 miles per hour at its peak.

(JACK FISCHER/NASA via Getty Images)
Supplies flew off the shelves on Aug. 24 as people prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Harvey.

Supplies flew off the shelves on Aug. 24 as people prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Harvey.

(JOE RAEDLE/Getty Images)
Residents from the Meyerland area of Houston head for an Interstate 610 overpass in an attempt to seek further help during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 27.

Residents from the Meyerland area of Houston head for an Interstate 610 overpass in an attempt to seek further help during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 27.

(BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter recovers a stranded resident -- and their wheelchair -- from flooding on Aug. 28.

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter recovers a stranded resident -- and their wheelchair -- from flooding in Texas on Aug. 28.

(JOE RAEDLE/Getty Images)
Louisiana resident Andrew Brennan helps evacuate an elderly woman and her granddaughter on Aug. 29 from the Clodine district of Houston.

Louisiana resident Andrew Brennan helps evacuate an elderly woman and her granddaughter on Aug. 29 from the Clodine district of Houston. The so-called Cajun Navy, a network of waterborne volunteers from Louisiana, rushed to Texas to assist in the rescue effort.

(MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescue workers and volunteers help residents make their way out of a flooded neighborhood in Houston, Texas.

Rescue workers and volunteers help residents make their way out of a flooded neighborhood in Houston, Texas.

(SCOTT OLSON/Getty Images)
Larry Koser Jr., left, and his son Matthew look for important papers and heirlooms inside Larry Koser Sr.'s house after it was flooded by heavy rains on Aug. 29.

Larry Koser Jr., left, and his son Matthew look for important papers and heirlooms inside Larry Koser Sr.'s house after it was flooded by heavy rains on Aug. 29.

(ERICH SCHLEGEL/Getty Images)
An emergency shelter established at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Aug. 29 after floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the city of Houston.

An emergency shelter established at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Aug. 29 after floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the city of Houston.

(JOE RAEDLE/Getty Images)
Local residents check the water level of the Barker Reservoir on Aug. 29 after the Army Corps of Engineers started to release water into the Clodine district to ease the heavy flooding in Houston.

Local residents check the water level of the Barker Reservoir on Aug. 29 after the Army Corps of Engineers started to release water into the Clodine district to ease the heavy flooding in Houston.

(MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Flooded homes near Lake Houston on Aug. 30 illustrate conditions affecting much of the region.

Flooded homes near Lake Houston on Aug. 30 illustrate conditions affecting much of the region.

(WIN MCNAMEE/Getty Images)
Residents in a neighborhood near the Barker Reservoir return to their homes on Aug. 31 to collect belongings.

Residents in a neighborhood near the Barker Reservoir return to their homes on Aug. 31 to collect belongings.

(WIN MCNAMEE/Getty Images)

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