Tag Archives: Houston Flood

Houston Resident Comes Back To Flood-Hit Home, Finds 9-Foot Alligator Inside

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On Friday, Texas resident Brian Foster returned to his home in Harris County to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. As he walked around the house with a clean-up crew, a scary intruder greeted him in the dining room. A giant alligator sitting right under the dining table. The homeowner immediately called 911 who then informed the wildlife department. It took ...

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Two explosions reported at flooded Crosby chemical plant in Houston

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Two ‘serious’ explosions have been reported at a flooded Crosby chemical plant in Houston. Chemicals have been released to the atmosphere, officials say. The Arkema plant exploded around 2 a.m was at risk of exploding. One deputy has been taken to the Hospital after inhaling fumes, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Workers and residents with 1.5-mile radius from ...

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Trump to Texas as Harvey flooding worsen

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Catastrophic flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey earlier a hurricane is expected to peak on Wednesday or Thursday in Houston as President Donald Trump travels to stricken Texas to inspect storm damage. Texas-bound Trump will show support for residents reeling from the impacts of hurricane-turned-tropical storm Harvey, and to assess the first stages of the federal recovery effort. But the ...

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Tropical Storm Harvey brings flood, tornado threats to Louisiana

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Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey have started to smack southeastern Louisiana, raising the risk of more flooding. The heavy rainfall expected Tuesday as the storm continues its slow churn in the c. Starting at 10 p.m. Monday, the National Hurricane Center said Harvey kept on pushing toward the east-southeast at around 3 mph with maximum sustained winds of 45 ...

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Storm like Harvey should serve as a warning: Scientists

Though scientists are skeptical whether global warming causes the storm like Harvey, they say it could bring a soggy, record-breaking glimpse of wet and wild future. When the rain stops, Harvey will have dumped around 1 million gallons of water for each man, woman, and child in southeastern Texas, scientists say. They aren’t sure whether the tempest was exacerbated by ...

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Texas flood damage costs from Harvey may match Hurricane Katrina in 2005

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The loss and damage bill from catastrophic Texas Hurricane Harvey is already charting comparisons to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the costliest natural disaster in US history, which caused $ 108bn including insured losses. An insurance research group said on Sunday it was too early to make precise estimates of the damages as there was a forecast of heavy rainfall to ...

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