Storm Harvey has more than a hundred thousand houses damaged in USA

Storm Harvey has more than a hundred thousand houses damaged in USA

The storm Harvey in the south of the United States more than a hundred thousand houses damaged. Since last week, there are certainly 33 people to life.

That has the White House Thursday to let you know. The government of president Donald Trump is going to Congress to ask for an emergency fund for the affected people to be able to support.

The tropical storm focused mainly in Texas a disaster, mainly due to the persistent rain. Meanwhile the storm to Louisiana deflected and weakened to a tropical depression.

The heavy rain continues, however. For the next three days, there is still a lot of rain in the states of Louisiana and Kentucky, which is dangerous for flooding brings with it.

Around the hard-hit Houston, the rescue is still fully engaged. Firemen go to houses looking for survivors or bodies of victims. That can still take up to two weeks.


According to the governor of Texas Greg Abott has his state as possible, more than 105 billion needed for the reconstruction. He stated that Harvey an even greater impact than hurricane Katrina, which in 2005 managed in New Orleans.

The government came up with 125 billion over the bridge for the reconstruction. Given the extent of the damage in Houston and far beyond to think Abbott that there are still significantly more will be needed.

Trump brings is expected to be Saturday again, a visit to Houston. The president was Thursday, also in the affected area. The White House announced that Trump converted 840.000 euros of his own money has made available for the victims.

Hurricane Irma

The next threat for North and Central America should be back on the Atlantic Ocean. The U.s. National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami Thursday announced announced that Irma so much the force is increased that there are now officially there is the fourth hurricane of the season 2017.

The expectation is that Irma in the coming days, will become a very dangerous instance of category three or even higher. The centre is now about 1200 miles west of the Cape verde Islands and races to the Caribbean. There, the hurricane center arrive next week. The wind speeds have increased to 185 km/hour.

It cannot yet be said with certainty whether the U.s. mainland must prepare for a new disaster.

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