Trump visited Texas, praised state's efforts

US President Donald Trump landed in Texas to assess the situation. Trump praised the state’s handling of the situation and promises federal support.
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Today (Tuesday), US President Donald Trump landed in Texas and received a detailed overview of the damages caused by Tropical Storm Harvey that has so far led to the death of 15 people.

Trump stated that the economic damages will be extensive and he trusts congress to provide quick assistance. It is estimated that approximately 30 thousand people will have to evacuate their homes due to the storm. “We want to do it better than ever before,” he said. “This storm, it’s epic what happened. But you know what, it happened in Texas and Texas can handle anything.”

Trump in Texas Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

Trump decided not to visit Houston so as not to disturb ongoing rescue efforts in the city. Houston’s police chief said that so far, they managed to rescue approximately 3,500 people. Authorities stated that the death toll is expected to rise as rain continues to fall. This is the worst storm that Texas has seen in the last 50 years.

Improvised shelter Photo credit: CNN/ Channel 2 News
Photo credit: CNN/ Channel 2 News

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