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Persistent rainfall by Harvey’s explains public life, Houston is flat

Persistent rainfall by Harvey’s explains public life, Houston is flat

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Public life in Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S., is still by the floods that the hurricane Harvey brings.

Although Harvey the last days the force is decreased, has the storm been for many billions of dollars in damage. The expectations are that the financial disaster as a result of Harvey the record figures of hurricane Katrina in 2005 are going to surpass them.

Many tens of thousands of people in Houston have been evacuated. Most of the houses in the affected area will be irreparably damaged by the water. The number of people that died as a result of hurricane Harvey is now on nine.

The total rainfall can be in the next week come true on historic values. There are predictions that in the next week in a total of 120 inches of rain will fall. That would mean that so much rain would fall in a week, as in a normal year.

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Floodplains

A big problem in Houston is the outflow of the water. The city is the last few decades has grown significantly. Because of this, many floodplain areas where during floods the water from the large rivers around to flow, built up with houses and asphalt.

President Donald Trump will visit Tuesday the affected areas in the state of Texas. He will first visit Corps Cristi, the town where Harvey Saturday land. Then it goes to the president to Austin, where the crisis centre of the governor is furnished.

Flooding in Houston after hurricane Harvey

Residents of Houston to leave running the city, looking for a safe shelter.
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Residents of Houston to be with their baby of three weeks old, rescued from their house.
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Monday is a total of twenty thousand people were rescued by the authorities.
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About three thousand reservists have been called to the rescue to assist in the solving of emergencies and for the evacuation of people in the triangle of Houston, Victoria and Corpus Christi.
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In parts of Houston is in 48 hours time 76 inches of rain fell, reports the National Weather Service. There is still certainly a same amount of rest.
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So far, there are two fatalities reported.
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The American president Donald Trump brings Tuesday a visit to Texas for the disastrous consequences of Harvey to behold.
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So far, there are already only in and around Houston for more than a thousand people are saved. They had taken refuge on the roofs of cars and houses.
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Flights on roofs

American authorities have until now two thousand people are saved from flooding. They had taken refuge on the roofs of cars and houses.

Authorities are also engaged in the region, Fort Bend, 55 miles southwest of Houston, at one time, 55,000 people to evacuate. Expected need certainly to 30,000 people to be housed in shelters.

Also do expected to be around 450,000 victims of the natural disaster will appeal to any form of additional help, messages of the American media.

See also:
Background: Why are the effects of hurricane Harvey so great?

National Guard

The governor of Texas has the entire National Guard of the state, with 12,000 members, called in to assist with the evacuations. The two largest airports of Houston will remain closed. Several runways were under water.

It is not known when the airports back into operation may be taken.

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