The flooding is very serious by American standards, but nothing like what the Indian sub-continent often has to endure.
I think recovery in Texas will require many weeks or months.
I haven't experienced a flood in my lifetime. It happens in other places. The temperature always remains hot.
Neither have I. We are fortunate.
@ Tink, Texas needed the bath badly!
@ Hitman, well maybe Texas did, but not those poor folks that had their homes flooded by 6 feet or more of water.
Hurricane Harvey caused considerable damage and also fatalities:
and the list of heavy natural disasters is a long one.
About storms and floods: