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31 Agosto 2017, 08:50 | Martinez Canez
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Tropical Storm Harvey came ashore on Friday as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years.
"Now is not the time to second-guess the decisions that were made", Abbott said.
But "the hazards don't go away", Blake said. Fourteen people have also been injured.
"Many creeks, rivers and bayous have flooded and have surpassed previous flood record levels", it said.
"The breadth and intensity of this rainfall are beyond anything experienced before". Its transformation from an unnamed storm to a life-threatening behemoth took only 56 hours, an incredibly fast intensification.
Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport announced it has cancelled all commercial flights today. The mayor also says over 100 died the last time the city evacuated due to a hurricane.
While the storm was downgraded, it is still expected to stay in the region for days and give some areas as much as 40 inches of rain.
US authorities said about 22 percent of crude production in the Gulf of Mexico, accounting for more than 375,000 barrels a day, was shut down as of Friday, August 25. "Floods are unprecedented, and more rain coming", the President tweeted.
The statement adds that Trump "reminded everyone that search and rescue efforts will transition to mass care, restoring power, providing life-sustaining necessities for the population that sheltered in place, and economic recovery".
It was a magnificent and troubling sight.
"As you probably have seen, there are countless water rescues". "It's pretty horrible right now".
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Up to 2000 people have been rescued from vehicles and homes as Tropical Storm Harvey batters Texas.
"We're doing absolutely the best we can".
12 of 15 Texas National Guard soldiers respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 27, 2017. The water is actually moving.
Houston mayor Sylvester Turner said there are around 5,500 people in emergency shelters, but he expected that figure to increase "exponentially".
He ordered the downtown George R. Brown Convention Center to be turned into a shelter for those fleeing the flood.
Throughout the country, charities were gathering relief supplies.
The spokesman for Rancho Coastal Humane Society said it was hard to watch as his niece Cassi Jones, who is a sign-language interpreter, gave live updates on Facebook as she described the water inching closer and closer to her home.
In nearly 10 tweets spanning the morning and afternoon, Trump made no mention of the death toll, which reached at least five.
More dramatically, though, the position that I'm at overlooks U.S. 59, also known as the Southwest Freeway, which is one of the main arteries going through the city. The storm's impact on refineries has already pushed up gasoline prices.
The Red Cross continues to send resources to Texas.
Thousands of homes are without electricity.
"Houston is getting the brunt" of Harvey said Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long.
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