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USA: Hurricane "Harvey" makes South of Texas the water desert world

Monday, August 28th, 2017 | bitcoin updates


The flood catastrophe triggered by precipitation in the South Texas continues to grow. According to Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday massive rescue operations with hundreds of boats and dozens of helicopters were underway to rescue people from their flooded houses or from house roofs. The metropolis of Houston is particularly affected. Authorities speak of a disaster of epic proportions in the city. US President Donald Trump wants to visit the floodplain area "Harvey" on Tuesday, as reported by the White House. Many volunteers helped with rescue operations, authorities and eyewitnesses talked of an overwhelming wave of relief from neighbors and private boat owners. But the situation is likely to worsen further: According to recent forecasts by meteorologists, it could continue to rain heavily until Thursday or even Friday. For Trump, it is the first major natural catastrophe with which he is confronted in his seven-month term. At the request of Governor Abbott, Trump had already called the emergency on Friday for parts of South Texas. This will allow the rapid flow of federal aid to the disaster area. According to Abbott, 3,000 members of the National Guard have been activated and 250 long-haul routes have been closed since the cyclone hit Harvey as a powerful hurricane on the Gulf of Mexico on Friday. Since then, the tropical storm has been pouring rain from the city of Corpus Christi in the east to the metropolis of Houston in the west, despite a marked slowdown.
Houston, the fourth-largest city in the USA, is particularly affected. Already heavily flooded, according to the National Meteorological Service, it is likely that during the week, an additional 100 to 125 centimeter of rainfall will be set. In Houston, there are about 2.3 million people, in the greater Houston area it is 6.5 million. The international airport was closed on Sunday until further notice. At least until September 5, the schools are closed. Down to the inner city of Houston, roads are impassable, according to authorities, all highways in the area are flooded. Helpers in boats rescued people from flooded houses, other residents were raided with the help of helicopters of roofs and brought to safety. How dramatic the situation is, expressed in a photo published on Twitter: it shows several inhabitants A nursing home in Dickinson near Houston, where the water is at least as far as the waist while sitting. According to media reports, the owner of the house, who had sent it to his wife – her daughter – on Sunday morning to get help, was told. The daughter, Kimberly McIntosh, told CNN that the recording was genuine. According to this, all the senior citizens in the home were later brought to safety by national guards. An official representative confirmed this, CNN said.

Destroyed by "Harvey": Demolished cars and houses in Rockport (Texas, USA) Photo: dpa / AP / Courtney Sacco / Corpus Christi Caller-TimesOn this, evacuations continued in Rockport, where "Harvey" came second Hurricane had razed many houses in the United States for twelve years. In the city with about 10 000 inhabitants, with beautiful beaches and artistic flair as a pearl of the state, practically no infrastructure exists. There is neither electricity nor running water. Nevertheless, many want to stay – and start rebuilding as soon as possible. (AP)

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