Homes in Port Arthur, Beaumont now flooding

Homes in Port Arthur, Beaumont now flooding

Homes in Port Arthur, Beaumont now flooding

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" 'We're working with partners at DOD and state to open points of distribution to service citizens there in that dire situation, ' Long said".

The company late Tuesday said the Baytown facility released 12,000 pounds of poisonous vapors into the air following damage from Harvey. Desperate citizens pleaded for help on Twitter and other media as water levels reached the roof in some areas.

Harvey has now broken the U.S. record for rainfall from a single storm, CNN senior meteorologist Dave Hennen said.

And in Houston, where authorities will go door-to-door to search for victims Thursday, residents near the Barker Reservoir must flee immediately as the massive pool of water is at imminent risk of overflowing and swallowing their homes. Overall, 10,522 convenience stores in Texas sell fuel, which represents 8.5% of the 123,807 USA convenience stores that sell fuel.

"There are just so many people, hundreds up into the thousands, that need assistance", he said.

"Had we been a few moments later, they would have been swept underneath (a trestle) and our boats wouldn't have been able to get them", Haley Morrow, spokeswoman for the Beaumont Emergency Management Office, told CNN on Wednesday.

As of Wednesday morning, the confirmed death toll from Harvey is eight, across four Texas counties - although that figure is likely to rise and does not include people who are missing or believed dead.

Officials were forced to evacuate the shelter at the Bob Bower Civic Center in Port Arthur on Wednesday morning after it began to fill with water.

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"We want local residents to be aware that product is stored in multiple locations on the site, and a threat of additional explosion remains",

Harvey came ashore again early Wednesday, this time in southwestern Louisiana about 45 miles from Port Arthur.

The Beaumont-Port Arthur area received "an incredible amount of rain overnight", said David Roth, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration meteorologist.

Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick said Wednesday that numerous rescues occurred in the county's unincorporated areas, Port Arthur, Central Gardens and the Hamshire-Fannett area.

Port Arthur Mayor Derrick Freeman posted on his Facebook page: "city is underwater right now but we are coming!"

"It's a lot of water and we're trying to get to higher ground".

In the Houston area, Harvey's five straight of rain that totaled close to 52 inches, the heaviest tropical downpour ever recorded in the continental United States.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner issued a midnight to 5 a.m. curfew until further notice. Displaced residents were taken to a secondary evacuation site at the Carl Parker Center, ABC affiliate KBMT-TV said.

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