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Sleeping In Cars, Walking Through Water, Texans Braved Harvey To Find Shelter

Houston residents now stranded at the convention center have harrowing stories of escaping rising waters in a city largely swallowed by floodwaters.
People gather around cots inside the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston as they take shelter from the flooding on Monday. Source: Marisa Peñaloza

Jacqueline Woodfork drove through the rain and slept on a highway before she finally found shelter from the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey.

"I saw cars turning around because the rainfall was so heavy and because the exits were all flooded," says Woodfork, 29.

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