HOUSTON (AP) – The Newest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all occasions native):
An official says that a levee defending a subdivision of houses in a county south of Houston has been fortified after being breached however warns the menace is way from over.
Brazoria County spokeswoman Sharon Trower stated Tuesday afternoon that the levee had been fortified. Earlier within the day the county had posted on Twitter: “NOTICE: The levee at Columbia Lakes has been breached!! GET OUT NOW!!”
She says that some water did get by way of however it wasn’t substantial. She warns that authorities do not understand how lengthy the fortification will maintain. She additionally notes the breach occurred resulting from rainwater however that the close by Brazos River continues to spill out of its banks.
Trower says that the obligatory evacuation ordered Sunday morning nonetheless stands and notes that a lot of the residents within the space have left.
Brazoria County Decide Matt Sebesta has stated that there are tons of of houses within the tree-lined subdivision located round a golf course.
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Federal regulators say dozens of offshore oil-and-fuel platforms and rigs within the Gulf of Mexico have been evacuated as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to dump heavy rainfall on the area.
The U.S. Bureau of Security and Environmental Enforcement stated in a press release Tuesday that staff have been evacuated from 102 manufacturing platforms, which is almost 14 % of the 737 manned platforms within the Gulf.
5 of the ten drilling rigs at present working within the Gulf additionally had been evacuated as of midday Tuesday. The bureau estimated that roughly 19 % of the Gulf’s oil and pure fuel manufacturing was “shut-in,” or briefly halted, as of noon Tuesday. Offshore amenities shall be inspected as soon as the storm has handed.
The Texas Gulf is a key space for U.S. oil refineries and oil and fuel manufacturing.
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