Tropical Storm Harvey expected to hit Texas again

The estimated death toll from Harvey has reached 30, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Meanwhile, the water levels continue to rise as rescue teams search for trapped people. A curfew from midnight to 5:00 AM has been imposed in Houston until further notice.

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Rescue teams in Texas continue to search for people who are trapped due to the extensive floods in the state following Hurricane Harvey. Meanwhile, the local authorities stated that the latest estimates put the death toll from the storm at 30, according to the New York Times. In Houston, a curfew is being imposed from midnight to 5:00 AM until further notice.

Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to hit near the Texas-Louisiana border again. In some Houston areas, a record for rainfall from a single storm in the US was set. In Harris County, almost 30% of the roads flooded due to the heavy rains.

Texas residents in floodwater Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Houston police have rescued over 3,500 people over the past six days. The public shelters are at maximum capacity and many Texas residents are still trying to contact with their family members.   

Two major dams in Texas overtopped Tuesday evening due to the heavy rainfall, sending floodwaters toward neighborhoods in Houston. A chemical plant in Harris County was deemed unsafe by the local fire marshal’s office. “As a protective measure Harris County has evacuated all residents within 1.5 miles of the Arkema facility,” the Harris County Fire Marshal Office wrote on Twitter.



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