Published: Ven, Septembre 08, 2017
Culture | By Renaud Astier

32000 people in shelters across Texas

32000 people in shelters across Texas

"Many have lost power, in the best case have made it to a roof".

Current damage estimates are wide ranging, but it appears that losses of $40 to $50 billion are likely.

The figure shows only market value and reportedly represents a small fraction of the storm's reach, as satellite images of the flooding are not complete. Facilities have to file regulatory notices when floodwaters force them to shut down, a process that could result in releases of chemicals beyond what the law normally allows. "We must protect the lives of our people", Trump stated.

About 195 000 people have registered to receive Federal financial assistance, that number is expected to climb.

Pewaukee native and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt originally hoped to raise $200,000 for hurricane relief. You can donate blood to the American Red Cross and check with other organizations for specific goods they might be seeking. Watt donated $100,000 himself and has been increasing the fundraiser's goal amount as more donations come in. It is predicted to travel in a north-easterly direction, weakening as it goes.

"We're using the money to purchase water, generators, clothing, cleaning supplies, things like that", Watt said. Nearly 18 percent of the property hit by the storm in Harris County is residential.

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This week, we saw the biggest flood in U.S. history hit Texas.

Trump and first lady Melania Trump plan on visiting Houston and Lake Charles, Louisiana, both areas hit with severe floods.

Catastrophic flooding from Harvey has caused an estimated $125 billion dollars in damage in Texas, and at least 43 deaths.

He said he wanted to start a fundraiser to help people get back on their feet.

On Thursday, the failure of the city's water pump led Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont to cancel all services and transfer patients to other acute care facilities via ambulance and helicopter. But this disaster definitely highlights that there are unique threats to each storm, the importance of forecasters communicating those dangers and the public recognizing the risks particular to each storm.

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