When Hurricane Harvey came ashore on Fri., Aug. 25, it brought torrents of rain to areas in and around Houston.

By early the following morning, one woman, whose home was still dry, tweeted about earthworms sliding under her front door, and into her home, to escape from the flooding.

Around that same time, many people started tweeting in shock about seeing flood water swirling in their living rooms and kitchens.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.