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Texas must rely on ‘more rain’ in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey

Texas must rely on ‘more rain’ in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey

The governor of Texas Greg Abbott Sunday said to account for “much more, incredibly heavy rain”. Several regions also receive the next days baking water over him, as the aftermath of hurricane Harvey.

The assistance for the regions where the floods are at their worst around, is extensive. 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.

In Texas, 250 (fast)roads closed by the unprecedented flood, in some places 65 inches of rain in a short time. There is still certainly a same amount of rest. In many streets of towns and villages the water is now chest high.

Abbott said that about six hundred vessels, even from Florida and Louisiana, being busy people to safety. So far, there are already only in and around Houston for more than a thousand saved. They had taken refuge on the roofs of cars and houses.

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Streets in Houston are flooded as a result of hurricane Harvey

Airport

There are extra ambulances and mobile medical units to Houston sent. Buses are ready for further transport of the rescued victims of Harvey. The international airport of the city with 2.3 million inhabitants is closed.

So far, there are two fatalities reported. In Rockport came a man to a fire in his house. In West Houston drowned an elderly woman when she tried with her car, the body of water to face and was overwhelmed.

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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