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HOUSTON – Harvey made landfall for a second time on Wednesday, as the most important rainstorm within the historical past of the continental United States lastly started to maneuver away from Houston and arrived simply west of Cameron, Louisiana, as an alternative.
Now a tropical storm, Harvey’s speedy results usually are not anticipated to be almost as devastating as a Class four hurricane that arrived final Friday. Extra heavy rain is predicted alongside the higher Texas coast, and western and northern Louisiana.
A storm surge warning for the coast from Holly Seashore to Morgan Metropolis, Louisiana, stated water ranges might rise two to 4 ft above usually dry land when the middle of the storm approached for a second landfall Tuesday night time, The Publish’s Capital Climate Gang reported. To the east, New Orleans was underneath a flash flood warning Tuesday morning, however rainfall had lessened within the afternoon.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards stated in a information convention Tuesday to “put together and pray.”
In Texas, the storm was nonetheless shifting east, nonetheless lethal.
In Beaumont, Texas, eighty five miles east of Houston, a minimum of 10 inches of rain fell on Tuesday afternoon alone. Within the deluge, a mom and youngster acquired out of their automotive on a flooded freeway service street and have been swept away. The kid clung to her mom for half a mile. Police and firefighters acquired to them simply earlier than they went underneath a trestle and have been misplaced for good. Solely the kid survived, police stated.
The Climate Service issued a flash flood emergency – its most extreme flood alert – into Tuesday night time.
After greater than 50 inches of rain over 4 days, Houston was much less of a metropolis and extra of an archipelago: a sequence of urbanized islands in a muddy brown sea. Throughout it, flat-bottomed boats and helicopters have been nonetheless plucking victims from rooftops, and water was nonetheless pouring in from overfilled reservoirs and swollen rivers.
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