Days after Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas, the slow-moving storm wreaked more havoc Tuesday when it caused Houston's Addicks Reservoir to overflow and breached a levee in nearby Brazoria County.

At least 11 people have died so far in the wake of Harvey, according to a count by the Weather Channel. Among those who died was a Houston police officer who drowned in his patrol car.

Thousands more people have been displaced from their homes.

Rainfall breaks U.S. record

Several rain gauges southeast of downtown Houston report more than 51 inches of rain from Tropical Storm Harvey, according to CNN and NBC News. That marks the most rain ever recorded in the contiguous United States from a tropical storm that made landfall. The previous record was held by Tropical Storm Amelia, which hit Texas in 1978.

3rd landfall

Harvey is taking aim at Texas again, predicted to make landfall Wednesday on the Texas-Louisiana border, after inundating the Houston area with record rainfall and deadly flooding.

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