Hurricane Harvey continues to wreck havoc on Houston and South East Texas. Governor Abbott has activated the entire 12,000 Texas National Guard saying, “It is imperative that we do everything possible to protect the lives and safety of people across the state of Texas as we continue to face the aftermath of this storm,”
Local Houston Police Chief said the city had 185 critical rescue requests still pending, with the goal to rescue those people by the end of the day.
Houston PD reports over 5,600 calls for 911 services since 6 p.m. on Friday, and they have completed 2,000 rescues. Unfortunately rescue crews can’t use boats at night because they don’t have lights, but he says they are currently on the water now.
One major ongoing concern is that after a destructive 25-inches of rain in Houston their could be an additional 10-15 inches as the rain storm circles around.
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) August 28, 2017
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I’ve lived in Houston all my life and never experienced anything like this, it’s hard to leave your home but I know God has our back pic.twitter.com/iME0jK1j8Q
— J.P. (@jamesp_away) August 28, 2017
— 0HOUR1 (@TrumpTrain45Pac) August 28, 2017
HISTORIC rainfall in Houston, and all over Texas. Floods are unprecedented, and more rain coming. Spirit of the people is incredible.Thanks!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2017
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