As Harvey made landfall Friday as a Category 4 the City of Stafford was prepared. With the EOC fully staffed and functioning, the normal call volume continuing and the rain falling conditions were manageable with all city departments performing their duties and standing by for further. However at approximately 18:00hrs on Saturday attention was drawn to weather radar and an intense rain band to the east side of the storm center. Watching closely the band entered the Stafford area with call volume increasing, gradually at first, then significantly. With Engine 24 and Battalion 21 going to Missouri City for a box Stafford Communications dispatched consecutive water rescue incidents along US59 and W. Airport Blvd as well as a report of a tornado in the Woodland West Subdivision. Being the most southern area of the city Truck 21, Rescue 21, High Water 21 (Dump truck), Safety 22 and Car #4 responded to the report of multiple houses struck while Tower 22, Booster 22 and other units handled the submerged vehicle calls and another reported tornado in the Missouri City Estates Subdivision. With Truck 21 and Rescue 21 not being able to get closer than a few blocks due to flood water the crew walked in to find approximately 20-houses with damage ranging from minor to significant structural damage. Along with High Water 21 the crews performed primaries of 2-blocks of houses clearing all. With department personnel accounted for and no entrapment found personnel then cleared all residences a 2nd time for hazards. With hazards secured, and during a lull in rainfall, all units departed the area to higher ground. Following this rainfall intensified and call volume for countless rescues increased dramatically. By 00:00hrs the department had responded to 43-incidents this day.