Impressions of a flooded Houston

Published 2:12 PM ET, Tue October 27, 2015
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Photographer Max Burkhalter captured the scene in Houston as remnants of Hurricane Patricia brought torrential rains and flooding to much of Texas. Max Burkhalter for CNN
Droplets streak against yellow and blue lights at the Houston Police Officers' Memorial. Burkhalter looked for ways to tell the story a little differently. Max Burkhalter for CNN
William Hampton and Leslie Ann Miller seek shelter from the rain in Houston. Burkhalter says he didn't come across many people while out on assignment. Max Burkhalter for CNN
A truck is parked in a garage downtown. High water forced road closings across the city. Max Burkhalter for CNN
At its peak off Mexico's Pacific Coast, Patricia was the most powerful hurricane the National Hurricane Center has ever recorded at sea. It vastly diminished before what was left of the storm reached Texas. Max Burkhalter for CNN
A man walks alone near the Harris County Jail with his feet encased in plastic bags. "I just thought it was a really good representation of this storm that was about to come," Burkhalter said. Max Burkhalter for CNN
A car is submerged in floodwaters near an overpass 2 miles from Burkhalter's house. Max Burkhalter for CNN
"It's just pouring rain, and I'm out there with a camera and an umbrella over my head and a towel, trying to get these shots in the middle of the road," Burkhalter said. "But if it wasn't for the rain, I wouldn't have had the story." Max Burkhalter for CNN
Rivers swelled and roads flooded in parts of Houston, but overall, the city suffered little damage. Max Burkhalter for CNN