Now even the shelters are flooding in Texas

02 September, 2017, 01:24 | Author: Gladys Mathis
  • Havey's Rains Now Flooding New Areas

Officials warn that some parts of Louisiana could see at least 10 more inches of rain this week, which will land upon already saturated soil.

The nation's largest oil refinery was shuttered Wednesday in Texas, as the mayor of Port Arthur said his "whole city is underwater" - all while Tropical Storm Harvey continued to pummel Southeast Texas with torrential rainfall.

"When you look at comparisons, the population size and square mile size of the area impacted both by the hurricane swath and the flooding - it's far larger than Katrina, far larger than (Superstorm) Sandy", Abbott said.

"We promise", he said.

"Many Texans in and around Beaumont [and] Port Arthur are fighting for their lives against an incredible amount of water", said NBC News Meteorologist Bill Karins.

While heavy rains have ended in the Houston area, more danger looms.

It joins more than a dozen other plants in Texas with combined capacity of more than 4 million barrels a day that have slowed production since Harvey approached the coast late last week. The death toll has climbed to 30, according to the Times.

The dead include a man who tried to swim across a flooded roadway, a former football and track coach in suburban Houston and a woman who died after she and her young daughter were swept into a rain-swollen drainage canal in Beaumont.

"The children just happened into our hospital and said they don't know where their father is", she said.

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"I'm only about three miles away from the college campus, but we're in a place that has been inundated", Dickert said. "Things are going to get better".

The officer said police intervened and began evacuating seniors with the help of volunteers and rescue teams. "I don't have no way of getting around", Chatham said. The storm hit land again Wednesday when it crashed into southwest Louisiana as a tropical storm.

On Wednesday, the largest oil refinery in the US started to shut down as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to batter the coastal areas of southern Texas and made landfall yet again threatening a stretch of Louisiana's refining hub. "Please get to higher ground if you can, but please try (to) stay out of attics".

A source with knowledge of Mexican imports told the data aggregator that the country has been looking to purchase gasoline "everywhere" and that it still needs more imports to satisfy its supply needs.

"We just pray that the body count. won't rise significantly". A number are irreparable.

Thousands of people are without water in Beaumont, Texas, adding to the misery of extreme flooding that has left large swaths of it and neighboring towns underwater.

Photos from the area show tracked military vehicles on roads and highways, trudging through high waters.

About 195,000 people have filed for financial assistance, and about $35 million in direct aid has been distributed - numbers expected to climb dramatically in coming days and weeks, the chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said.

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