'Up to 90 cm of water in Houston's streets'

'Up to 90 cm of water in Houston's streets'

World August 27, 2017 06:09

houston - Hurricane Harvey's violence has currently cost three people in the region. The fireman of the Texan coastal town of Rockport, where the hurricane landed, made known the deadlock. Between the rubble that Harvey has left behind, the area is further smashed by caregivers, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Mayor Charles J. Wax of Rockport earlier announced that a death fell in his township. The person came to life because there was a fire in a house. The victim was found lifeless after the cyclone toned the country was withdrawn. Wax gave no further details.

The Governor of Texas Greg Abbott stressed that the danger certainly has not gone. The storm, which has so far predominantly housekeeping in the coastal region, allows climatic climates of 100 to 125 centimeters in rain according to the weather forecasts. The mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner expects a 'water ballet' from 60 to 90 centimeters in the coming days.

Abbott said at a press conference that the state of Texas had declared disaster areas in twenty other regions- thirty thirty- already deployed 1800 military personnel for search and rescue operations. This happens among other things with helicopters. The soldiers will also help to clean up the rubble. The government is preparing for the distribution of drinking water and food in the most affected areas.\n  \n   \n    \n    \n   \n   \n   \n      \n   \n     Photo: AFP\n    \n   \n   \n   \n      \n   \n     Photo: AFP

Harvey also hit the oil and gas industry in and around the Gulf of Mexico. The staff of more than one hundred production platforms were evacuated and half of the drilling installations shut down. The supply of crude oil thus decreased by about a quarter, or about 430,000 barrels per day. The daily supply of natural gas decreased by more than 23 million cubic meters.

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