HOUSTON (AP) – The Newest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all occasions native):
A Houston-based mostly telemedicine follow has made its digital community of fifty docs out there totally free to sufferers affected by Harvey.
Dr. Latisha Rowe stated Wednesday that Rowe Docs’ physicians are coordinating with docs and nurses volunteering at shelters to deal with and write prescriptions for Harvey evacuees who fled their houses with out drugs or who sustained accidents on the best way out.
She stated the best menace in shelters comes from the contaminated water many individuals treaded by way of to security. She stated infections have to be “contained and managed” so they do not unfold.
Among the many community’s docs is Angela Nunnery, who escaped her flooded house on Houston’s north aspect by boat and dump truck together with her husband, youngsters, seventy eight-yr-previous mom and two canine. Along with a day by day shift attending sufferers on-line, Nunnery has been volunteering at her church – a makeshift shelter for about one hundred fifty evacuees.
She stated native pharmacists have been offering sufferers with every week’s provide of free drugs.
Tropical Storm Harvey has spawned at the very least one twister in Mississippi and created bands of robust winds that broken houses and toppled some timber.
The Nationwide Climate Service says the twister touched down Wednesday within the southern Mississippi city of Petal, which is close to Hattiesburg. Native information retailers confirmed photographs of broken fences and shingles pulled off a house. No accidents have been instantly reported.
The climate service was making an attempt to find out whether or not injury additional south was brought on by tornadoes or different robust winds. Meteorologist Alek Krautmann says injury was reported in Pearl River County, within the metropolis of Biloxi and in a subdivision between Ocean Springs and Gautier (GO-shay).
He says Harvey additionally brought about flash flooding earlier than daybreak Wednesday in elements of Pascagoula.
This model of the Newest corrects the final phrase of the three:50 p.m. merchandise to Pascagoula.
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