Tag Archives: Tropical Storm Harvey

Two explosions reported at flooded Crosby chemical plant in Houston


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


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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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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Hurricane Harvey- a truly historic weather event


Though the damage is unknown, Hurricane Harvey is considered as the biggest storm to hit the US mainland in 12 years that has made landfall Friday night near Rockport, Texas with life-threatening flooding and destructive winds which could leave areas uninhabitable for an extended period of time. Texas’ Rockport is a town of fewer than 10,000 people and about 30 ...

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Tropical Storm Harvey formed, posing threat to Central America’s Caribbean coast


Tropical Storm Harvey has formed several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands and may represent a danger early next week in parts of Central America’s Caribbean coast. Warnings were issued for parts of the Windward Islands, including Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Tropical Strom Warnings are issued when storm conditions are expected within 36 ...

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