Catastrophic Floods Threaten Millions After Hurricane Harvey Drenches Houston

Source: Huffington Post

Over 25 inches of rain fell on some parts of Southeast Texas.

  • Harvey’s center is expected to move off the coast Monday, but rains will continue pummeling the region for the rest of the week, the National Hurricane Center said.
  • Thousands of people were still awaiting rescue on Monday. Authorities urged citizens to stay off the streets and to climb to rooftops if they are trapped.
  • The Army Corps of Engineers began releasing water from two dams west of Houston early Monday morning, further increasing water levels throughout the city in order to save the dams from failure.
  • FEMA administrator Brock Long said he anticipates 30,000 residents to be placed in temporary shelters.

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