Harvey to Hit Flooded Houston Again

Residents wade through flood waters from tropical storm Harvey in Beaumont Place, Texas on Monday. More than 30 inches of rain had fallen over parts of the area by Monday, inundating homes and requiring rescues for thousands of stranded people.JONATHAN BACHMAN/REUTERS

HOUSTON—Tropical Storm Harvey continued to pummel Texas, paralyzing greater Houston and testing it on every front as the region braces to take on more water in the coming days.

Desperate rescue efforts were still underway late Monday, even as the city strained to perform basic functions. Mayor Sylvester Turner said Houston Police had rescued more than 3,000 people during the storm, including 1,000 on Monday alone, while the city’s fire department said it had received more than 2,300 calls for service since midnight.

The death toll remains unclear. On Monday evening, Mayor Sylvester Turner said three deaths in Houston had occurred during the storm but could not confirm reports that a family of six had died in their vehicle. Authorities said they fear the death toll will rise.

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3 Comments

  1. Concerned Dominican
    August 29, 2017

    Today is August 29th, the anniversary of Hurricane David. Not a word about it in our media. The same thing happened on May 29th……oh how quickly we forget. The calyspsonian Dice says that a history that is forgotten is one that is doomed to be repeated. Lets not forget what we have been through and how far we have come…….

    ADMIN: We publish stories on Hurricane David every other year. Here is our last one, which was published in 2016 and which we updated today:
    https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/general/hurricane-david-37-years-ago-today/

    • Really?
      August 29, 2017

      Not just that. Not one word was heard about the anniversary of Erika. If we forget that tragedy of just 2 years ago is not David of 38 years ago we will remember.

  2. August 29, 2017

    Thank god for the help I am fine no water in my house my street is clear we just have to pray for the people
    that had their homes & life affected

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