HOUSTON (AP) – The Newest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all occasions native):
10:forty five p.m.
Officers say they’ve acquired disturbing stories of individuals impersonating Homeland Safety particular brokers and telling residents to evacuate with a view to rob their houses.
The town of Houston says individuals ought to ask anybody knocking on their doorways for official badges and credentials with their identify and group. The town’s assertion additionally notes that in Harvey aid efforts, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement isn’t conducting immigration enforcement operations within the space.
The town additionally says in a tweet in each English and Spanish that it isn’t checking the immigration standing of anybody coming into shelters.
The demise toll from Harvey has risen to no less than 18 as three extra fatalities have been confirmed within the Houston space.
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences up to date its storm-associated deaths Tuesday night time to incorporate an 89-yr-previous lady, Agnes Stanley, who was discovered floating in four ft (1.2 meters) of floodwater in a house. A seventy six-yr-previous lady was discovered floating in floodwater close to a car. Her identify was not launched. A forty five-yr-previous man, Travis Lynn Callihan, left his car and fell into floodwaters. He was taken to a hospital, the place he died Monday.
Relations and authorities have reported at the least 18 deaths though the our bodies of some victims apparently swept away within the floodwaters haven’t been discovered.
Singapore’s protection ministry says as many as 4 of its army helicopters will begin aiding in Tropical Storm Harvey aid efforts Wednesday.
The CH-forty seven Chinook helicopters are stationed in Grand Prairie, Texas, as a part of a many years-lengthy partnership between the Republic of Singapore Air Pressure and Texas Nationwide Guard. Singaporean airmen who practice there discover ways to face giant-scale emergencies.
The ministry says the helicopters will be capable of airlift troops, evacuees and provides within the aid effort.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made the supply in a name with President Donald Trump late Tuesday. Each leaders are set to satisfy on the White Home in October.
Singapore made an identical supply after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.