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Two thousand people in USA were saved from flooding by Harvey

Two thousand people in USA were saved from flooding by Harvey

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American authorities have until now two thousand people saved from floods that are the result of tropical storm Harvey. They had taken refuge on the roofs of cars and houses.

That makes the police chief of the city of Houston known, where the storm most of the damage. According to the chief, there are another 185 “worrying reddingsverzoeken”, that the authorities on Monday night (local time) hope to deal with.

The mayor of Houston has volunteers called “necessities” to donate to families in various places to be collected.

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.

The gouvermeur of Texas has the entire National Guard of the state, with 12,000 members, called in to assist with the evacuations.

The airport of Houston is expected to be through Thursday, closed.

Thanks to the Texas National Guard for their help to rescue flooded Texans. #HurricaneHarvey

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19:25 – 27 August 2017

Rainfall

Harvey is now weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm. The storm moved so slowly that the clouds that accompany him in many places for heavy, persistent rainfall.

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.

Flooding in Houston after hurricane Harvey

Residents of Houston to leave running the city, looking for a safe shelter.
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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.
© Harvey, Houston

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.
© AFP

So far, there are two fatalities reported.
© AFP

The American president Donald Trump brings Tuesday a visit to Texas for the disastrous consequences of Harvey to behold.
© AFP

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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