Tag: Houston Flood

PHOTO ESSAY: Inside One of Houston’s Largest Evacuation Shelters

HOUSTON, Texas — The line to get into the evacuation shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston was long and growing, housing 10,000 and over capacity. Breitbart Texas went to the shelter and listened as people told their devastating stories. We also visited near flooded areas to capture victims being brought to safety. The photos and videos tell their story.

*** LIVE WIRE *** Day 5 of ‘Harvey,’ Houston Sees ‘Glimmer of Hope,’ Says Flood Control Official

Houston area shelters filled to capacity as hundreds of thousands of people flee catastrophic flood waters in the ongoing tragedy of now-Tropical Storm Harvey. Floods that have claimed the lives of up to 14 people continue and concerns shift from flooded roadways to overflowing rivers, creeks, and bayous. President Donald Trump is slated to visit the areas of the Texas Coastal Bend that are starting to recover from the destruction of Category 4 Hurricane Harvey that marched in five days ago.

Family Reports Six Likely Drowned as Van Swept Away in Houston Flood

HOUSTON, Texas — The death toll from Hurricane Harvey and the resulting floods may have climbed to 14 as a family reports six of their members may have drowned. The clan claims two great-grandparents, in their 80s, along with four children were swept away by flood waters on Houston’s northeast side and are feared dead. Texas officials report eight other people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

More Flooding: TS Harvey Could Restrengthen after Return to Gulf Waters

Officials with the National Weather Service warn additional heavy rains and catastrophic flooding could hit the Houston area during the overnight hours of Monday morning. Hurricane officials also report that Tropical Storm Harvey is beginning to move back to the Gulf of Mexico where warm waters could foster re-strengthening.

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*** LIVE WIRE *** Catastrophic Floods Hit Houston, ‘Harvey’ Begins March Back to Gulf

Texans are facing what may become the worst flooding event in the state’s history as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to dump record levels of rainfall on the central and upper Gulf Coast region. Houston emergency management officials have run out of boats and other rescue equipment used to respond to people trapped in their flooded homes. Houston 911 officials are adding additional staff to handle the overwhelming number of calls being received.

Texas DOT: Stay Off the Roads

As Texas deals with rising waters from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, state officials are warning those in Houston to stay off the roads unless necessary. Several parts of the city are underwater and dangers continue to grow.