In photos: Thousands evacuated as Storm Harvey floods cause chaos in Texas

Several people are seen on a flooded street
An airboat is used to rescue two people and a three-week-old baby
Someone struggles as they walk up a flooded street
People move through the floodwaters with their belongings
A Sheriff's boat takes dogs to safety
Floodwaters are seen above waist height at people's homes
A resident is carried away from her home by a Texas National Guardsman
Vehicles are left stranded in the street due to the flooding
A tide measurement is taken by officials
Several people ride on a construction vehicle in Houston

Many have been evacuated from their homes as the waters rise

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Flooding in Texas caused by Storm Harvey is expected to worsen as rainfall could almost double this week.

Thirty inches of rain has already fallen in Houston and more than 3,000 people have been rescued.

Thousands more are expected to be evacuated as waters continue to rise, according to the BBC. However at least nine people have already died as a result of the tropical storm.

Donald Trump is set to visit the state today (August 29) and has promised help for those affected by the storm. He has also declared a state of emergency for Louisiana.

Storm Harvey landed as a category-four hurricane on Friday (August 25) but was then downgraded to a tropical storm.

Flooding caused by the storm has been described as unprecedented by officials.

Take a look at images of the flooding in the gallery above