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Houston is preparing for major flooding by hurricane Harvey

Houston is preparing for major flooding by hurricane Harvey

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The American city of Houston prepares for flooding as a result of the massive rainfall that the hurricane Harvey. Mayor Sylvester Turner, has two million inhabitants, warned that the rainfall is expected to-day persists.

Houston is the first city where Harvey over it will pull.

In dozens of streets and highways around Houston is now all water. Many hundreds of flights to and from George Bush International Airport have been cancelled.

The city council has not yet reached a mass evacuation is ordered, but residents in a number of districts in the southwest, near large rivers, have the urgent advice to leave their homes, reports The Guardian. In a number of suburbs jerked the storm, all the roofs of houses.

Natural disasters

Hurricane Harvey reached Saturday morning off the coast of Texas. There are as far as is known three deaths in the city of Rockport, who are hard hit by the hurricane. Rescue workers had to dozens of people, save those who by the natural forces of their home could no longer leave.

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas has dozens of regions to disaster area declared. Thousands of soldiers to search the areas where Harvey over it is pulled down to the victims. They will also help with the clean up of the trail of destruction that Harvey leave.

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Hurricane Harvey creates a lot of inconvenience to Texas coast

Heaviest storm

Harvey is the heaviest storm, which the US affects since hurricane Katrina in 2005. Harvey took Saturday off in power. But because the hurricane is very slow moving, the storm still wreaked havoc. More than 300,000 people in the state are without power. Also, the state of Louisiana prepares for Harvey and fears massive flooding.

The hard wind has in many cities and towns, traffic signs and lampposts broken, and on the images is a lot of damage to buildings. The storm, which is expected to last for days over Texas, will linger, according to weather forecasts locally in a total of 100 to 125 inches of rain make pattering.

Harvey in Texas

The most inconvenience over the coming days is expected because of the persistent rainfall and flooding will cause.
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HHarvey is the heaviest hurricane that the USA in twelve years time has reached.
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In several places, the power failed, there would be hundreds of thousands of people without power sit
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A badly damaged church in Rockport, where the hurricane landed.
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Many traffic lights and lampposts killed.
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NASA gave Friday images free of the approaching hurricane. They are made from the space station ISS.
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Stormy weather along the Texas coast.
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Harvey rapidly in strength after reaching Texas.
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A firefighter looks at the damage after a fire caused by the hurricane in Corpus Christi.
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State of emergency

Texas and Louisiana have the state of emergency is declared. The Us president, Donald Trump has made the situation in Texas Friday night officially declared natural disaster is declared. Thus, all possible resources from the national government for aid available.

Harvey also became the oil and gas industry in and around the Gulf of Mexico a lot. The staff of more than a hundred production platforms have been evacuated, and half of the drilling rigs shut down. The supply of crude oil reduced this by about a quarter, or about 430.000 barrels per day.

The daily delivery of natural gas decreased by more than 23 million cubic metres.

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