Officials hold news conference on explosions at Harvey-flooded Texas chemical plant
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Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, R-La., discusses Harvey as the storm makes its way to Louisiana, his main concerns and the resources Louisiana is providing to help Texas after the storm.
Hurricane Harvey left behind shoulder-high water that continued to overwhelm parts of Dickinson, Texas, on Tuesday. The city is located some 28.5 miles southeast of downtown Houston.
Texans from as far as 200 miles joined friends and family to bring some relief to the residents of Refugio, where Harvey first made landfall.
President Donald Trump says the world is impressed with the work of Texas’ emergency operations center in the wake of “monster” Hurricane Harvey.
More than 17,000 people have sought refuge in Texas shelters, according to the American Red Cross. Houston said it would set up at least two more mega-shelters.
Authorities in Houston say emergency personnel have conducted more than 3,500 rescues since Harvey’s floodwaters began overtaking the city.
Volunteers and Houston rescuers are scouring neighborhoods north-east of the city, rescuing residents stranded by the rising water levels left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.