Trump approves additional Texas counties as disaster areas

Rescue Attempts Underway As Houston Hit With Catastrophic Flooding

So the longer the rain keeps falling, the more it's going to back up and the higher it's going to get.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says that the number of counties declared federal disaster areas from Tropical Storm Harvey and its aftermath has increased to 18.

The CCN reported two fatalities, with a woman drowning after driving her car in high water in Houston and another person dying in a storm-related fire in Rockport. The city of Victoria took as much as 16 inches of rain, per the New York Times, while totals of 40 to (on the extreme end) 60 inches of rain by the end of the storm remain possible.

According to the GasBuddy, the national average price for a gallon of gas was $2.35 Friday afternoon, which is up 2 cents from last week. There are reports of roofs blown off and extensive tree damage. "It's as bad as we thought it was going to be, and it's only getting worse".

The Rangers are scheduled to start the three-game series on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.

She added that "you can do this in a 24-hour period, but you don't want to wait for the storm to hit the plant".

The Texas Rangers will return home after Sunday's game against Oakland at The Coliseum and await further instructions on their series at flood-ravaged Houston. Millions were also affected by power outages.

In a separate tweet, Trump said he is monitoring the hurricane closely from Camp David.

Massive flooding is being reported in the Houston area, thanks to two bands of rain that merged and strengthened on top of the city overnight. About 2,500 ships are loaded or offloaded there every year.

As Harvey settled over southeast Texas early Saturday, more than 200,000 people were without power, with flash flood and tornado warnings in place for a broad region that includes Houston to the northeast.

Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Coastal Bend as a Category 4 on Aug. 25, 2017.

- "It's catastrophic, unprecedented, epic - whatever adjective you want to use".

Christine Morin, formerly of Princeton, is better known as Tina Neptune in Maine. State and local officials are bracing for rainfall to ramp up over the next few days. I mean, what else are you seeing out there?

Houston's George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby airports canceled all commercial flights on Sunday.

He did admit to feeling some trepidation about the weather ahead. Must be quite the adrenaline rush. Cuts in output offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore in the Eagle Ford shale play that would reduce supplies have been outweighed by the idling of refineries.

Roads were strewn with downed trees, and telephone poles and trailer park homes were ripped apart - Rockport's mayor said it had been hit "right on the nose" by hurricane-force winds.

Asked about the mixed messages regarding evacuations, Abbott said Sunday that government agencies were dealing with bigger issues in responding to the storm. The center has 1.8 million square feet of space.

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