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5000 sheltered in Houston, total number to hit 30000

29 Agosto 2017, 05:52 | Faron Santos

5000 sheltered in Houston, total number to hit 30000

5000 sheltered in Houston, total number to hit 30000

Long says the agency has already processed over 15,000 calls from people registering for disaster assistance, a fraction of the more than 450,000 it expects.

Rescuers are continuing to pluck people from the floodwaters - with at least 2,000 helped so far, according to Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo.

The sheriff's office confirmed Monday afternoon a 60-year-old woman was killed when a tree fell on her home as she slept.

The president said that "there's probably never been anything like" the storm and that "recovery will be a long and hard road".

"Helping Texas overcome this disaster is going to be greater than FEMA coordinating the mission of the entire federal government", Long said.

Since the crisis began last Friday, Trump has seized on his role marshalling the federal response, issuing a disaster declaration for Texas and neighboring Louisiana and deploying 8,000 officials throughout the flood zone. We're just stuck here until the water recedes.

"If you're in a stressful situation and you need help, you call us for help". We can't help physically, so we're going to try to help raise that money. The storm, which hit the South Texas coast late on Friday, moved off shore overnight and is expected to linger over or near the Houston for days.

Vehicles stranded in high water on Dairy Ashford Drive.

Also, the U.S. military released water from two major reservoirs earlier than planned to protect central Houston, a move that could itself flood several thousands homes.

Ms John will join relief efforts in Houston if the weather permits and the roads are clear. She also said two Indian students were in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital.

Texas officials and first responders are focused on "rescuing every person we can find" as the storm continues, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said. She anxious until she was reunited with her husband and large dog, who had been left behind because they did not fit into the boat.

"I have been talking to a couple of people and they have said that they are OK and they have been in safety".

On Sunday evening, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner stood by his decision not to order a mandatory evacuation of the city.

But as the Louisiana parish where he serves as emergency preparedness director faces its own deluge from Tropical Storm Harvey, Gremillion also is advising local residents to stay home if they can.

United States emergency officials on Monday said they would strive to deliver federal help to Texas, with more than 450,000 people thought likely to seek assistance for possible replacement of property and other disaster-related aid.

Benchmark U.S. gasoline futures were little changed on Tuesday, having surged nearly 7 percent on Monday to reach $1.7799 a gallon. Shutdowns extended across the coast, including Exxon Mobil Corp's facility in Baytown, the nation's second largest refinery.

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