In photos: Tropical storm Harvey causes widespread destruction in Houston

'Dramatic Flooding' Primary Concern as Harvey Rages On

Watt ended the video with this: "You can donate something small".

The CDC highly recommends people who are staying at shelters be extra careful to wash their hands or to use an alcohol hand gel to try and prevent the spread of any disease. The crowds included many from outside Houston. Some structures were destroyed.

Some residents have been critical of the preparations for this storm, which intensified rapidly in the Gulf of Mexico last week.

Emergency services told people to climb onto the roofs of their houses rather than into their attics to escape rapidly rising waters.

An unidentified man helps Carlos Torres, in the tube, get to dry ground after Torres drove his tractor-trailer into a freeway flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Another threat to the area was the possible explosion of a flood-hit chemical plant in Crosby, about 30 miles (50 kms) northeast of Houston. The center of the storm is forecast to move off the middle Texas coast on Monday and meander just offshore through Tuesday.

Congregation Beth Israel in Corpus Christi closed from Friday, cancelling all Shabbat services and Torah studies, it said in a Facebook post. School district Superintendent Jody Balch estimates that only half of the.

FEMA will be in the area for years helping with recovery efforts, Long said, calling the disaster "a landmark event".

As people waded in chest-high floodwaters, Houston turned its main convention centre into a shelter on Sunday - evoking memories of Hurricane Katrina - when breached levees in New Orleans stranded tens of thousands of people in squalid conditions at that city's football stadium and convention centre.

"Major rescue operations underway!" the President said on Twitter.

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The Texas Military Department tweeted that Blackhawk helicopters were employed in rescuing at least 10 people. "We are not turning anyone away". "Houston's a great city". "The decision that we made was a smart one. So far, so good!" Apple users in the U.S. can also donate to the American Red Cross through the company's iTunes and app stores. The city's marina was nearly unscathed, save an awning ripped from a restaurant entrance and a wooden garbage bin uprooted and thrown.

Harvey is encountering wind shear.

Other organizations are accepting donations as well.

Moses spoke to the T&T Guardian yesterday after three Texas deaths were attributed to Harvey's destruction in the past few days. It is also home to a large number of oil refineries.

"You cannot put 6.5 million people on the road". As of Sunday evening, local time, the centre of the storm was virtually parked at a spot about 40km northwest of the coastal town of Victoria - crawling southeast at 3km per hour toward the Gulf. The storms can exacerbate existing mental health problems or lead to new ones. They had - you know, over 100 people died in that hurricane.

Risk Management Solutions Inc. said losses from storm surges and inland flooding could be a bigger source of losses.

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