Hurricane Harvey wreaks historic devastation — By the numbers


Right Before Harvey, Trump Nixed a Rule Designed to Protect Cities From Flood Risks

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Flash-flood warnings have been issued for the state's south.

This neighbourhood in Houston was flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Other local charities asking for donations include the Houston Food Bank, the Houston Humane Society, and the Texas Diaper Bank. Officer Carol Riley, a spokeswoman for the Beaumont Police Department, told People that the woman "absolutely saved the child's life".

After the Texans played their preseason game in New Orleans last weekend, they went to North Texas instead of home after the storm.

Houston, America's fourth most populous city, is under a night-time curfew to prevent looting while homes remain abandoned.

But as the water rushed in so did first responders, pulling soaked and scared survivors to safety.

The figure shows only market value and reportedly represents a small fraction of the storm's reach, as satellite images of the flooding are not complete. Flood watches and warnings have been issued for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee. On Wednesday, it made a second landfall in western Louisiana.

The total includes three confirmed deaths - two in Dickinson and one in League City.

32,000: The number of people in shelters across Texas, according to Gov. Greg Abbott. Others others are using social media to communicate with one another about who needs help and where. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (top centre left) and Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser talk as Tropical Storm Harvey approaches their state.

On Wednesday, Moody's updated its economic cost projection for southeast Texas to between $51 billion and $75 billion.

100 percent of the profits from through sales made before the decision will be donated to Harvey relief, the ticket outlet wrote on Twitter.

80 tractor-trailer loads: Supplies of cots, blankets, ready-to-eat meals, comfort kits, kitchen supplies and cleaning supplies that FEMA said it delivered to Texas so far.

Schools are unsure when they will be able to reopen - high water won't allow administrators to evaluate campus damage.

Homes around the levee were subject to a mandatory evacuation order, but some residents chose to stay. It measures wind speed over short periods of time, and the faster the wind, the higher the category. The move releases emergency government funding and other assistance.

The rainfall in Texas set a new record for the continental US, the National Weather Service said on Tuesday.

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