Why didn't families evacuate before Harvey? It's not cheap — Commentary

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A break above $49.13 would invalidate this view.

UM Senior Associate Director of Housing Administration and Public Relations Amir Baghdadchi said 17 students impacted by the hurricane have arrived to move in early, while more than 100 residents of UM housing are residents of Texas. "We'll have plenty of time to do that when this is over". Instead, City Hall staff worked to verify that 911 dispatchers, high-water vehicles and the U.S. Coast Guard were all available and ready for action.

Others will stay because of the price tag attached to being safe. As the storm came ashore, many of the countries oil refineries were in its path and had to be shut down. People stayed because they could not afford to leave.

Other shelters were set up in Dallas, about 250 miles (402 km) to the north, and Austin, 160 miles (258 km) west, with the latter expected to take in 7,000 people.

"We need citizens to be involved", Long said. The flood next time could come in Corpus Christi, Mobile, Pensacola, Tampa Bay, Naples, Miami, Jacksonville, Savannah, Charleston - no one knows where.

President Donald Trump is sending a message of support to people of Texas and Louisiana suffering from historic rain and flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Some 30,000 people were expected to seek emergency shelter as the flooding entered its fourth day.

Relief groups around the country are headed to Texas to assist with the recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey. Users can donate through the company's online payments service, Amazon Pay.

And the effects of river flooding in the region will linger after Harvey dissipates, taking days or even weeks to drain back into the Gulf of Mexico, Runyen added. Consider this: Already, 15 trillion gallons (57 trillion liters) of rain have fallen, and an additional 5 trillion or 6 trillion gallons (19 to 23 trillion liters) are forecast by the end of Wednesday, meteorologist Ryan Maue of WeatherBell Analytics calculates.

But there are still no evacuation orders or advisories in the city of Houston proper. Many residents climbed to the upper stories of their homes.

Flood control official Jeff Lindner said on Twitter that water levels had surpassed the height of the reservoir edge, warning that more streets and homes would be flooded as a result.

The Texas bayou and coastal prairie rapidly flooded, but the region's sprawling cities - where drainage is slower - were worst hit. Some isolated totals may exceed four feet of rain. Gov. John Bel Edwards sought the declaration, saying he expects "significant damage" in his state. And of course, other neighborhoods along the Texas coast have faced destruction as well.

The only sectors that will most likely see an eventual increase in traffic from the storm will be home centers and hardware stores, as consumers make purchases needed for repairs and clean-up.

"Our entire house was under water", Nunez said.

Begin with the basic fact of a warming planet, due primarily to greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.

Still, authorities have been struggling to supply those evacuees. "If you think the situation right now is bad - you give an order to evacuate, you are creating a nightmare".

A Kroeger Supermarket on Westpark Tollway in West Houston reopened noon Monday.

There are multiple reasons, but one good place to start is on a scorching-hot, utterly gridlocked freeway more than a decade ago. "All the money in the world can't help these people". "The flood waters will likely continue to rise", he warned. Employment in Houston is up 1.8 percent from a year ago compared with 1.5 percent for the U.S.

The president Sunday announced he would be traveling to Texas as soon as it was feasible.

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