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Federal funding for Harvey will 'far exceed' Katrina: Texas governor

08 Septembre 2017

Trump was briefed by officials on the first stop in Corpus Christi and met with rescue crews and volunteers in Austin.

He said he had nine semi trucks ready "with supplies coming into town this weekend", with his fellow Houston Texans teammates volunteering to disperse supplies. But then again, most storms are different from each other.

Also, the water in two reservoirs that protect downtown Houston from flooding was likely to crest on Wednesday at levels slightly below those that were forecast, officials said.

While accounts vary, the death toll has reached somewhere around 30 locals, with over 4,200 people already having been rescued by the National Guard and plenty more needing help as Harvey heads towards Louisiana.

Ultimately, storm damage totals will come from estimates of insured and uninsured losses and disaster assistance payments, not from tallying property assessment values. Harvey just made second landfall in Louisiana, and several counties in the Houston and New Orleans area are under flash flood watch until Thursday evening.

Harvey came ashore on 25 August as a category four hurricane, went back out to sea and lingered off the coast as a tropical storm for days.

Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander is donating $10 million to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. The traditional Saffir-Simpson scale classifies storms by miles-per-hour wind speeds.

It has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, but more rain is expected to fall on the fourth-largest US city. Depending on the area hit and the strength of each of these factors, the damage - and lives lost - can vary greatly.

In Crosby, outside Houston, authorities are monitoring the Arkema chemical plant which was crippled during the flooding.

With the end of the fiscal year approaching, Congress will soon have a debate over how the government will cover its commitments. Thousands of people there have fled their homes.

This is not Watt's first time getting involved with charitable causes. That index isn't widely used though.

Zetterstrom says that the Addicks and Barker dams are withstanding their load well.


Federal funding for Harvey will 'far exceed' Katrina: Texas governor