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New Hurricane Index Predicted Harvey Would Be A Monster, Say Scientists

07 Setiembre 2017, 03:26 | Fidele Alvizo

New Hurricane Index Predicted Harvey Would Be A Monster, Say Scientists

TRUMP HELPS — President Donald Trump passes out food and meets people impacted by Hurricane Harvey during a visit to the NRG Center in Houston Saturday. It was his second trip to Texas in a week and this time his first order of business was to meet

"I want to see that their money is going directly to the people of Houston", he added.

The slow-moving storm has forced 32,000 people to seek shelter since coming ashore on Friday near Corpus Christi, Texas, as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than half a century. By comparison, Hurricane Katrina's damage surpassed $100 billion.

The water in two reservoirs that protect central Houston from flooding was likely to peak on Wednesday at levels slightly below those that were forecast, officials said.

Trucks make their way through flood waters in Texas. "People need to understand this is not going to be a short-term project. But people who lost everything have nowhere to go and are still at the convention centre", Dickerson said. Rescuers pulled them into the boat just before they would have gone under a railroad trestle where the water was so high that the boat could not have followed.

The flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey are beginning to drop across much of the Houston area, emergency officials said. It hit southwestern Louisiana as a tropical storm with heavy rain and winds of 45 miles per hour (72kph).

Police in Harris County, home to Houston, said 17 people remained missing. He says the city didn't ask the church to open as a shelter initially.

"When it became available to us, we've got so many guys on the team that are distracted by all the events and the circumstances that it became increasingly more hard from our perspective to go out and try to play a football game", Smith said. THE RECOVERY$42 billion: Early estimates predict the damage will reach $42 billion, which would make it among the five costliest storms in US history.

More than 37,000 homes have been heavily damaged and almost 7,000 destroyed statewide.

About 195 000 people have registered to receive Federal financial assistance, that number is expected to climb.

He visited Texas on Tuesday to survey damage from the first major natural disaster of his presidency.

The scope of the devastation caused by the hurricane came into sharper focus, meanwhile, and the murky green floodwaters from the record-breaking, 4-foot deluge of rain began yielding up more bodies as predicted.

The Port Arthur city Twitter account encouraged residents to "display a white towel, sheet, shirt or anything" so rescuers could find them in the torrential rain that was still pouring down Wednesday morning. We had quite a lot of rain when it came in the first time and flooding that followed, but that was minuscule compared to the rainfall amounts that came when it made the second pass. They now estimate that probability at 35 percent, down from 50 percent previously. Motiva Enterprises closed its Port Arthur refinery, the largest in the nation, because of flooding.



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