Photo courtesy of Albert Haines
Christine Haines is photographed outside the Houston Texas Temple.

Editor's note: This story has been updated.

Earlier today, social media posts showed increased floodwaters in the areas surrounding the Houston Texas LDS Temple. The latest photos seen on social media show waters at the door of the temple. It is unclear whether there has been damage to the interior. Many have been offering prayers for the building on Twitter and Facebook. According to, torrential rains are expected to continue over the next several days in the surrounding area and parts of Houston received over 2 feet of rain in just the past 24 hours.

The Deseret News reported Monday afternoon that the temple was "surrounded by Harvey floodwaters."

The Houston Texas temple holds many fond memories for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and many are still praying for the area.

Nick Newman tweeted his concern for the Houston Texas LDS Temple and said he would be praying for the area.

According to Michael Zimmerman, approximately 6-7 feet of water surrounded the temple.

The hand sticking up is from a guy approximately 5'8" so it's about 6-7' of water in front of the Temple

Posted by Michael Zimmerman on Monday, August 28, 2017

Zimmerman also posted an aerial view of the area around the temple.

This is the area of the Houston Temple

Posted by Michael Zimmerman on Sunday, August 27, 2017

Joel Hilton shared a few photos showing the temple during the day and at night, the lights reflecting off the water.

The temple presidency invited others to pray for the rains to stop. “With the torrential rains, the Cypress Creek has risen about 20 feet and water is now at the level of the front fountain of the temple,” they said in a Facebook post.

REQUEST FOR PRAYERS - TEMPLE UPDATE."We know that all of our temple workers are very concerned about the storm and its...

Posted by Friends of Houston Texas South Stake on Monday, August 28, 2017

Earlier, an aerial view of the temple shows a patch of dry ground surrounding the building.

A picture of the Houston Texas LDS Temple during the downpour:

LDS Temples also posted several photos of the Houston Texas LDS Temple.

Houston Texas Temple this weekend.

Posted by Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ on Sunday, August 27, 2017