5 Dead in Houston Harvey Flooding, Trump Delays Texas Trip

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Coast Guardsmen rescue 15 people in distress aboard three vessels after Hurricane Harvey made landfall. PC: defense.gov
Coast Guardsmen rescue 15 people in distress aboard three vessels after Hurricane Harvey made landfall. PC: defense.gov

Texas is reeling from what many are saying is the worst storm the Houston area has ever seen. Harvey made landfall as a category 4 hurricane, and has already dumped more than two feet of water on the Houston area, with another two feet expected in the coming days. President Trump tweeted that he has delayed his trip to Texas, saying that wants to avoid “causing disruption”.

The Texas Tribune has been providing full coverage of Hurricane Harvey, and reported:

‘Houston and other parts of southeast Texas are experiencing “catastrophic, life-threatening flooding,” federal officials said Sunday, as Harvey, now a slow-moving tropical storm, hovers over the region, dumping rainfall.

At least five people in the Houston area are dead, the Houston Chronicle reported. Across the region, rising waters stranded people in their homes and on rooftops, and entire stretches of freeway were submerged. Officials believed the first fatality to be a woman who was found dead near her car, in which she had likely been trapped during a flood, according to the Washington Post.

“We’re urging people to stay off the streets,” Gary Norman, a spokesman for Houston’s emergency management system, told the Post. “We’re still very much in rescue mode.”

Between Saturday and Sunday morning, Houston and Galveston received about two feet of measured rainfall, the National Weather Service said. The region is expected to receive up to two more feet of rainfall over the coming days.’

Read the full article at https://www.texastribune.org/2017/08/27/harvey-brings-catastrophic-flooding-houston/.





Houston and different parts of southeast Texas are encountering “cataclysmic, dangerous flooding,” government authorities said Sunday, as Harvey, now a moderate moving hurricane, floats over the locale, dumping precipitation.

No less than five individuals in the Houston range are dead, the Houston Chronicle detailed. Over the locale, rising waters stranded individuals in their homes and on housetops, and whole extends of turnpike were submerged. Authorities trusted the primary casualty to be a lady who was discovered dead close to her auto, in which she had likely been caught amid a surge, as indicated by the Washington Post.

“We’re asking individuals to remain off the roads,” Gary Norman, a representative for Houston’s crisis administration framework, told the Post. “We’re still particularly in save mode.”

Amongst Saturday and Sunday morning, Houston and Galveston got around two feet of measured precipitation, the National Weather Service said. The area is relied upon to get up to two more feet of precipitation over the coming days.