US to Posture Up More National Guard To Manage Flooding - Major General

President Trump leads a video teleconference monitoring current tropical storm conditions and damage assessments in southeastern Texas on Sunday

Thousands of evacuees have streamed in by the busload to Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center, the largest shelter serving victims of Harvey.

Buildings, meanwhile, can be made more flood-proof.

He then held up a flag of the Lone Star state, to cheers from the crowd.

In addition, two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters and eight airmen from the N.C. National Guard, six rescue technicians (three from the Charlotte Fire Department, two from Asheville Fire and one from Transylvania EMS), and two N.C. Emergency Management area coordinators left for Texas Sunday to spend the next 10 days supporting rescue missions in San Antonio.

"I think that you're going to see very rapid action from Congress, certainly from the president. you're going to get your funding", he said. Nevertheless, MIT hurricane researcher Kerry Emmanuel told AFP, "It is awfully difficult to see climate change in historical data so far because hurricanes are fairly rare".

"The disaster is the fact that Houston population has increased by 40% since 1990". This marks a new rainfall record for any tropical storm or hurricane in the lower 48 states.

Beyonce has pledged to help "as many as we can" as the devastating Hurricane Harvey unleashes unprecedented flooding in Texas and leaves more than 30,000 displaced in the singer's hometown of Houston. What do you need? "And people are astonished, which they should be", said John Mutter, a Columbia University geophysicist who led an effort to count Katrina's dead. The Corps said it needed to undertake a controlled release of water from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs to limit the scope of the disaster. "You can't do anything and as a father, you want to be there to support her and protect her. That's the hardest thing for all the guys".

"Maybe that's a solution", Durant said. No bodies have been recovered. Flooding was reported Monday afternoon in some parts of the city after a storm moved through.

Such projects are hugely expensive - but cheaper than repairing the damage from a citywide flood. A 2016 ProPublica report warned that as Houston became the metropolis of 2 million people it is today, developers paved over empty land that would have otherwise absorbed rainwater.

Areas east of Houston, Texas have been drenched with more than 50 inches of rain.

It is the first major natural disaster of Trump's presidency, and the yet-to-be-determined scope of the damage appears likely to require a years-long federal project. Barack Obama got a bipartisan boost late in his re-election campaign for his handling of Superstorm Sandy.

The Trump White House appears to be doing everything right. He writes regularly for The Washington Post.

Trump will travel to Texas on Tuesday for briefings on the federal government's work to help the state recover from Harvey's devastation.

For homeowners facing big bills, some banks may be willing to help. The heavy rain has also started in Louisiana and will likely continue through the storm.

Anyway, I thought this might be a good time to consult my friend and business partner, former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour, who was one of the heroes in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill.

Customers who contact Wells Fargo can get disaster relief for 60 to 90 days, and can postpone payments.

"Harvey will raise product prices nationwide, denting demand, especially in September", said Barclays analysts in a note Tuesday.



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