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Weather Floods

  • Entergy CEO: We've already restored power to about 300,000 customers

    Leo Denault, Entergy chairman & CEO, discusses his company's efforts to get electricity back to all customers affected by Hurricane Harvey.

  • Arkema president: We expect further container degradation

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the refinery situation in Texas as refiners attempt to get back online, and an update on Arkema's chemical fires.

  • Medical units mobilize to deliver patients to care centers after Harvey

    CNBC's Contessa Brewer reports on medical teams delivering critical care to patients after Hurricane Harvey.

  • Katrina vs. Harvey: Which storm will prove the costiest in US history?

    CNBC's Kate Rogers breaks down the numbers on Hurricane Katrina and what economists are saying is different about Hurricane Harvey.

  • *Texas in the news, but at least 40 million people suffering in South Asia. NEW DELHI, Sept 1- The most devastating floods to hit South Asia in a decade have killed more than 1,400 people and focused attention on the poor planning and lack of preparedness for annual monsoon rains, as authorities struggle to get aid to millions of destitute. Floods in Texas have...

  • Flares signal refiners attempting to restart in Houston

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the refinery situation in Texas as refiners attempt to get back online, and an update on Arkema's chemical fires.

  • Officials estimate more than 100K homes damaged by Harvey

    CNBC's Contessa Brewer reports on cleanup efforts by homeowners in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 31- Estimates of the size of a Hurricane Harvey aid package for Texas and Louisiana rose on Thursday, with one proposal being drafted for $150 billion, while the White House promised to make a request for funding soon to Congress. The Trump administration will make a request to the U.S. Congress shortly for funds to help recovery efforts from Harvey,...

  • Harvey roared ashore late Friday as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in a half-century. Jessica Richard, 24, said she waited out the storm in her home in Port Arthur, about 85 miles east of Houston, until Thursday morning when water on her street rose to waist-depth. At least 38 people were dead or feared dead in six counties including and around Houston,...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 31- Estimates of the size of a Hurricane Harvey aid package for Texas and Louisiana rose on Thursday, with one proposal being drafted for $150 billion, while the White House promised to make a request for funding soon to Congress. The Trump administration will make a request to the U.S. Congress shortly for funds to help recovery efforts from Harvey,...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 31- Oil refiners and port facilities in Corpus Christi, Texas, were making strides resuming operations from Hurricane Harvey, but Houston and other Gulf Coast energy hubs remained flooded, officials said on Thursday. Power has been restored to all four Corpus Christi- area oil refineries and the Army Corps of Engineers is conducting final surveys of...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 31- Oil refiners and port facilities in Corpus Christi, Texas, are making strides resuming operations but Houston and other Gulf Coast energy hubs are still flooded by Hurricane Harvey, officials said on Thursday. Power has been restored to all four Corpus Christi- area oil refineries and the Army Corps of Engineers is conducting final surveys of the...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 31- The U.S. Energy Department on Thursday released 1 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and a White House adviser said more could flow after Tropical Storm Harvey inundated Gulf Coast refineries and drove up motor fuel prices. That plant has not been hit by Harvey, which hammered Houston and the Gulf Coast with...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 31- Hurricane Harvey has left major devastation in Texas, but there is another hurricane called Irma out in the Atlantic that could take aim at the United States within the next week or so. Concerns are heightened for residents in coastal regions of the Southern and Eastern United States in the wake of Harvey, which dumped a record amount of rainfall...

  • Harvey roared ashore late Friday as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in a half-century but had been downgraded to a tropical depression on Thursday as it headed inland. At least 37 people were dead or feared dead in six counties including and around Houston, according to local officials. In Beaumont, Texas, about 80 miles east of Houston, doctors and nurses...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 31- The Trump administration will make a request to the U.S. Congress shortly for funds to help recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey, which caused devastating flooding in Texas and Louisiana, White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said on Thursday.

  • New insurance law will make it harder for claimants to file lawsuits: Former Texas insurance commissioner

    Bob Hunter, Consumer Federation of America director of insurance and former Texas insurance commissioner, discusses the insurance impact for Texans in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the new law set to go into effect September 1st.

  • How to protect your home from flooding

    There is no way to keep a home dry in five feet of rain, but there are steps homeowners can take to protect their homes from strong rain.

  • In the U.S. energy hub of Houston, which was paralyzed by the storm earlier in the week, firefighters conducted a block-by-block search of homes to rescue stranded survivors and recover bodies. The flooding also caused a series of explosions at a chemical factory northeast of Houston, where officials warned that more blasts were likely to come.

  • BEAUMONT, Texas, Aug 31- Soldiers and police in helicopters and special high-water trucks on Thursday rescued thousands of Texans stranded by floodwater dumped by Hurricane Harvey, which killed at least 35 people as it drenched the Gulf Coast this week. In the U.S. energy hub of Houston, which was paralyzed by the storm earlier in the week, firefighters conducted a...