Rain continues to fall in Texas and Louisiana, as tropical storm Harvey lumbers eastward. With large areas underwater, first responders are in a race against time to save people trapped in flooded buildings and livestock on flooded ranches.
Weakened but not finished, Harvey is dumping even more rain onto the state of Louisiana. Back in Texas, rescue work continues and residents have been evacuated as a heavily flooded chemical plant threatens to explode.
Houston’s flood devastation should be a "wake up" call to better plan its urban sprawl, environmentalists have said as President Trump again visits the region. He’s boosted federal funding for the hurricane clean-up.
Nearly half a million people in Texas are expected to need government help after heavy flooding in Houston caused by Hurricane Harvey. President Trump has said Washington is ready to support relief efforts.
Two explosions and billowing smoke have been reported at a flood-hit chemical plant near Houston. Residents nearby have been ordered to evacuate.
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