Hurricane Harvey just broke another rainfall record in Texas

A Texas flag flies over floodwaters caused by Tropical Storm Harvey in La Grange Tex. Monday

Now a tropical storm, Harvey made landfall just west of the town of Cameron, the National Hurricane Center said, with "flooding rains" drenching parts of southeastern Texas and neighboring southwestern Louisiana. Many of these refineries are shutting down because of the hurricane. "Especially during times of disaster, people see what's happening in Texas and our hearts all go out to them", said Elizabeth Penniman, Vice President of Communications for American Red Cross national headquarters.

That'll only add to the records mounting in the region. According to FGE Energy, quoted by CNN, Houston's current situation reduces demand for crude oil in the US by 150,000 barrels a day.

For the most part, Trump stayed within the lines of conventional presidential behavior in the wake of major, traumatic events.

James Witham told reporters there currently are about 3,500 National Guard troops involved, including about 3,000 from the Texas National Guard. A measure to raise the government's borrowing limit, which also must be passed in September, could also be included.

Across Houston last week, motorists refueled before Hurricane Harvey struck, leaving many gas stations with empty tanks.

Local officials are struggling to get to the scene to offer assistance, and residents have been urged to get to higher ground in the meantime.

Houston is home to more than six million people.

"How out of touch can you be?" one tweet read. City officials in Houston have asked people to only call 911 if they are in "imminent danger", tweeting on Sunday morning that "911 services are at capacity".

People walk at the University of Texas campus in Austin Texas in June 2016
People walk at the University of Texas campus in Austin Texas in June 2016

Pipeline delivery is being throttled back due to the storm. The first was 49.32 inches measured at a rain gauge southeast of Houston. "This is a unique, huge situation that has engulfed that whole community".

Houston police reported that 14 looters were arrested in the last two days.

"We will continue looking, and until the waters are gone, I really don't think we'll be completed with making sure we've accounted for everyone", Duke said.

Exxon Mobil referred Reuters to trade associations, saying this is an industry-wide issue.

Her $1 million donation comes hot on the heels of another big handover from Disney executives, who have also agreed to give seven figures to the relief effort.

The Lemonade star said: "I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help".

An estimated 300,000 to 500,000 cars and trucks could be lost due to the flooding, according to Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for Cox Automotive.

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