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Texas' poor hit hardest by floods after Harvey

Texas' poor hit hardest by floods after Harvey

"It's a 17 cent differential from here to here, but those 17 cents add up", said customer Thomas Vinson. I read the frantic Facebook posts of a high school friend trapped in her flooded home with her diabetic son. The chemical company said the storm's floodwaters swamped its backup generators and knocked out refrigeration needed to keep containers of organic peroxides from catching fire.

"We should laud and applaud the incredible efforts of our first responders", Abbott said.

Signalling that he did not want to be seen as repeating those mistakes, President Donald Trump plans a second visit to the storm-hit region on Saturday.

Colonial Pipeline said Thursday it was temporarily suspending lines that originate in Houston and feed the East Coast. "So I'm taking my time to make sure that we do this thing right", Watt said.

Fort Bend County ordered a mandatory evacuation on Thursday for areas near the Barker Reservoir, which was threatening to flood.

Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt called for the game to be a fundraiser after Monday's practice. Indian businesses and places of worship were providing shelters to the displaced. The flooded facility lost power and backup generators after Hurricane Harvey swept in, leaving it without refrigeration for organic peroxides that become volatile as the temperature rises.

She says one tangled itself around the oar on their row boat as they paddled through their back yard.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety reports more than 37,000 homes have sustained major damage and nearly 7,000 have been destroyed by Harvey and its flooding.

While the storm has now moved on to threaten Port Arthur, on the Texas-Louisiana border, many parts of south eastern Texas and south western Louisiana remain submerged.

No official number of missing has been released Tuesday night, but dozens of missing-person photos are circulating on social media. A civic center that was being used as a shelter had to be evacuated when it started flooding. Fans who bought a ticket to the game, which was scheduled for Thursday, will have the option to donate the money from their ticket refund.

"We're in the process of restoring runs of crude processing by 1.8 million barrels a day, and several refineries will be increasing their rate of processing at their rated capacity in the next few days", said Andrew Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates.

The flooding in Houston, the fourth largest US city, is slowly receding in some areas for the first time since the weekend, authorities said. "It's sitting in 5 feet of water".

Texan firefighters are now going "block to block, door to door" in an attempt to ensure no one is trapped, according to Houston Fire Chief Terry Garrison.

Germany has offered all possible assistance to the United States in dealing with the natural calamity.

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