HOUSTON (AP) – The Newest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all occasions native):
President Donald Trump is predicted to go to two Texas cities for updates on the devastating flooding that has paralyzed the area within the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
The White Home introduced late Monday that the president and first woman Melania Trump will depart Tuesday morning for Corpus Christi, the place they will obtain a briefing on aid efforts by native leaders and aid organizations.
The couple will then head to Austin for a tour of the Texas Division of Public Security’s Emergency Operations Middle.
The journey will conclude with a briefing there from state leaders.
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Houston authorities say they haven’t acquired any studies of gunshots being fired at a gaggle of volunteers referred to as the Cajun Navy, regardless of a spokesman for the group saying photographs have been fired.
The Cajun Navy is a gaggle of volunteers that shaped in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. They’ve dispatched individuals to assist throughout Harvey.
Clyde Cain of the Louisiana Cajun Navy’s says on the group’s Fb web page Monday night time that he wasn’t positive if looters fired on the rescuers or fired up into the air. He says nobody was harm.
The Houston Emergency Operations middle says it checked with police, who stated that they had not acquired any reviews of photographs being fired on the Cajun Navy.
Cain described a chaotic scene out on the floodwaters. He says some individuals are posing as rescuers and are robbing individuals. He says the Cajun Navy is being very cautious once they strategy shops that could be the goal of looters.
A Houston lady says that she presumes six members of a household, together with 4 of her grandchildren, have died after their van sank into Greens Bayou in East Houston.
Virginia Saldivar says her brother-in-regulation, Samuel Saldivar, was driving the van Sunday, making an attempt to ship his mother and father and her 4 grandchildren to security. He was crossing a bridge when a robust present within the floodwaters took the van. It pitched ahead over the bridge right into a bayou. Saldivar was capable of climb out of a window and urged the youngsters, siblings ages 6 to sixteen, to flee by means of the again door, however they might not.