HOUSTON (AP) – The Newest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all occasions native):
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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says he’s imposing a ten p.m. to five a.m. curfew to be able to guarantee public security.
Turner says at a information convention Tuesday that there isn’t any cause for individuals to be on the streets throughout these hours.
Police Chief Artwork Acevedo stated violators can be stopped, questioned, searched and arrested.
There have been scattered reviews of looting through the flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey.
Authorities at a small metropolis close to Houston say a boater who was serving to rescue individuals from the Harvey floodwaters has situated a deceased man.
Friendswood Police spokeswoman Lisa Worth stated Tuesday authorities usually are not precisely positive how the person died they usually have not been capable of affirm his id.
Worth says officers are nonetheless on the scene and the physique has been taken to a funeral house.
Authorities earlier had confirmed 5 deaths which might be believed to be associated to Harvey. One other six individuals are lacking and presumed lifeless after a van fell right into a bayou.
One of many nation’s busiest trauma facilities has deserted evacuation plans and can discharge sufferers extra shortly because it prepares for an anticipated surge of latest sufferers with accidents associated to Harvey.
Spokesman Bryan McLeod stated Tuesday that Ben Taub Hospital’s case administration staff will assist sufferers who “not require hospitalization” get again house or to shelters if their houses are flooded or inaccessible.
McLeod stated “we will want these beds as soon as the subsequent wave comes.”
Ben Taub is Houston’s most important public hospital of final resort, and lots of sufferers are poor and uninsured.
Constructing repairs proceed on a burst sewage pipe and leaks that broken the basement of the hospital’s major constructing and affected pharmacy, meals service and different key operations.
McLeod stated the hospital has sufficient meals to final till Thursday, when all hospital employees and directors might be anticipated again at work.
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