Houston crippled by catastrophic flooding with more rain on the way

Houston crippled by catastrophic flooding with more rain on the way”

Why is it not moving? Gasoline futures rose nearly 3 percent Monday. You could do something like that also in terms of Sandy - very expensive.

Since making landfall, the storm gradually weakend, finally being downgraded to a tropical storm by 1 p.m. CDT, with winds of 70 mph. It will recover, he said, helped by money from insurance payments and government aid to rebuild. And as they move towards the western Gulf of Mexico, the trade winds begin to die down and they begin to weaken. Tuesday marked the 12th anniversary of Katrina hitting Louisiana. Number two, you have the wind. Some 30,000 people were expected to seek emergency shelter as the flooding entered its fourth day. It is difficult to see how they could accommodate President Trump, who plans to visit Texas on Tuesday. The plant can handle up to 584,000 barrels of oil per day. He will later go to the Texas capital, Austin, to meet state officials, receive briefings and tour the emergency operation center, the White House said.

" OIL AND GAS: Oil companies have removed workers from about 100 platforms in the Gulf of Mexico since late last week".

In at least one neighbourhood facing severe flooding, people are angry that they were told to stay put only to realise, as night fell, that the waters were rising fast and they could not get out. And I think people remember there's - Katrina in 2005, Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and then there was Hurricane Ike in 2008, which is still the third costliest storm in the country's history. And if it stalls, then you're going to get inches, tens of inches and maybe feet of rain. But that gives you the protection against the storm surge.

Hundreds of Houston-area roads were blocked by high water.

This is a heavy rain situation.

" TRAVEL: Houston's two big airports are expected to remain closed to all but relief flights until later this week, with runways flooded and nearby roadways under water".

Already Saturday morning, some 250,000 people were without power according to the New York Times, and more outages are likely. Those targets might be optimistic. I don't mean the wind speeds.

Exceptions have been made for flights carrying people who were trapped at the airports when the storm hit. United Airlines took 272 passengers to Chicago on Sunday and planned two more such flights Monday, said Charles Hobart.

TURNER: To reach as many people as we can that are either on top of the roof of their homes or in their attics or in their homes that have been flooded. Much of the burden will fall on taxpayers.

AIR Worldwide, which advises companies on managing risk, estimates that Harvey caused between $1.2 billion and $2.3 billion in wind and storm damage. Another analytical firm, CoreLogic, forecasts between $1 billion and $2 billion. And the overwhelming majority of them did.

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