Prisoners evacuated over flood risk in Texas after Hurricane Harvey

28 Août, 2017, 07:10 | Auteur: Djeferson Maurice
  • Heinous Hurricane Harvey downgraded to Category 1 storm after hammering Texas' Gulf Coast

Rockport, 30 miles north of Corpus Christi, appeared to be one of the hardest-hit towns.

Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the National Hurricane Center, told The New York Times on Sunday: "Everything that we had hoped wouldn't happen but was forecasted is happening".

Trusted World (15660 N. Dallas Parkway - Dallas) will be open from 8 a.m.to 6 p.m. Aug. 26 to accept good condition gently-used clothing, toiletries, hygiene products and non-perishable food.

Corpus Christi was pounded with heavy rain and blustering winds. "We will continue to talk throughout the day to get updates on the situation".

Governor Abbott has mobilised 1,800 military personnel to help with rescue and repair operations. At least 10 people have been injured after the roof of a single story senior housing complex collapsed - but the extent of the injuries are unknown.

Port officials expect to know more about the ships after a conference call with the cruise companies at 11 a.m. and believe improved weather could permit an earlier return.

Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate ahead of the storm, and travel in many areas is expected to remain difficult, if not impossible, in many areas, with numerous highways closed. Lots of trees down, power lines.

Resident Donna McClure tweeted before the storm hit land: "In the dark, internet out, ham radio not working".

According to consumer information site GasBuddy, gas prices may rise between 5 and 15 cents a gallon this weekend.

The storm is the strongest to hit the US since Charley in August 2004 and the most powerful to hit Texas since Hurricane Carla in 1961, which killed 34 people, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Chris Rosso of Springfield told 22News, he doesn't think 25 cents is that big of a difference for drivers. It is unclear as to whether all eight reported deaths are from the mobile home park or other parts of the city.

"I will be going to Texas as soon as that trip can be made without causing disruption". From Texas to Louisiana and Mississippi, people are getting ready.

Hurricane Harvey has settled over southeast Texas, dumping rain and lashing the state's Gulf Coast with damaging winds.

Since its arrival on the Texas coast, now-Tropical Storm Harvey dropped more than 24 inches of rain in the Houston area and some of the surrounding counties. Forecasters warn of potentially catastrophic flooding in the coming days. "The most important thing was that I made a disaster declaration that the president granted very swiftly, and what that does is it triggers FEMA's involvement". But Rockport Volunteer Fire Department Chief Steve Sims said early Saturday that firefighters were hunkered down at the city's fire station waiting for conditions to improve to assess the damage.

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