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  • Aug 30- Major U.S. railroads have warned that it could be a long time before normal operations resume in the Houston area where Tropical Storm Harvey has caused catastrophic flooding. And it said workers were reorganizing major rail yards at Settegast, near downtown Houston, and Englewood, including assessing infrastructure, getting trains reassembled and...

  • The pipeline connects the refineries of the Gulf Coast to the populous East Coast, transporting more than 3 million barrels of fuel every day. The Explorer Pipeline, which has a capacity of 660,000 barrels a day, said on Wednesday it had shut its main fuel line from Houston to Tulsa, Oklahoma, as supplies dwindled. At least two East Coast refineries have already run...

  • HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 30- Tropical Storm Harvey inflicted more damage on the heart of the U.S. energy industry on Wednesday, churning into Louisiana after flooding the biggest U.S. refinery in Texas, causing major fuel pipelines to Midwest and East Coast markets to suspend operations and threatening to squeeze supplies across the country for weeks.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- Colonial Pipeline Co, the biggest U.S. fuel system, said it would shut its main diesel and jet fuel line on Wednesday evening and its gasoline line on Thursday due to outages at its supply points from Tropical Storm Harvey and a lack of supply from refiners. The pipeline connects the refineries of the Gulf Coast to the populous East Coast,...

  • Aug 30- At least $23 billion worth of property has been affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey just in parts of Texas' Harris and Galveston counties, a Reuters analysis of satellite imagery and property data shows. Satellite imagery compiled by researchers at the University of Colorado shows flooding across 234 square miles of Harris County and 51 square...

  • Aug 30- Major U.S. railroads have warned it could be a long time before normal operations resume in the Houston area where Tropical Storm Harvey caused catastrophic flooding that overwhelmed roads, bridges and train tracks. Union Pacific, the No. 1 U.S. railroad, said that as of midday on Wednesday, sections of track were out of service in 18 of its 28 Houston-area...

  • HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 30- Tropical Storm Harvey inflicted more damage on the heart of the U.S. energy industry on Wednesday, churning into Louisiana after flooding the biggest U.S. refinery in Texas, causing fuel shortages and high gasoline prices that could dog the country for weeks. And more refineries could close now that Harvey has made landfall in Louisiana,...

  • LAKE CHARLES, La./ HOUSTON, Aug 30- Tropical Storm Harvey spun across southeastern Texas into Louisiana on Wednesday, sending more people fleeing for shelter after swamping Houston with record rains and flooding that killed at least 25 and drove tens of thousands from their homes. Among the latest deaths reported were two people who drowned while driving...

  • Texas could need more than $125 billion from the U.S. government, the state's governor, Greg Abbott, said on Wednesday. The U.S. Congress was expected to quickly approve tens of billions of dollars in aid with bipartisan support for Texas and Louisiana for Hurricane Harvey, paid for by federal taxpayers. The Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump...

  • The U.S. Congress was expected to quickly approve tens of billions of dollars in aid with bipartisan support for Texas and Louisiana for Hurricane Harvey, paid for by federal taxpayers. Katrina, the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history in 2005 in Louisiana and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast, resulted in a record-setting $110.2 billion in federal aid.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 30- Tropical Storm Harvey inflicted more damage on the heart of the U.S. energy industry on Wednesday, churning into Louisiana after flooding the biggest U.S. refinery in Texas, causing fuel shortages and high gasoline prices that could dog the country for weeks. And more refineries could close now that Harvey has made landfall in Louisiana, where...

  • Flood levels drop across much of Houston

    For much of the Houston area, forecasters said the rain is pretty much over and the water is already back within its channels in some places.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Arkema SA expects chemicals to catch fire or explode at its heavily flooded plant in Crosby, Texas in the coming days because the plant has lost power to its chemical cooling systems, a company official said on Wednesday. The company evacuated remaining workers on Tuesday, and Harris County ordered the evacuation of residents in a 1.5- mile...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- Storm-hit Houston airports George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby will reopen for limited operations on Wednesday at 4 p.m. CT, days after deadly flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey forced them to close. American Airlines said it would not resume flights at Bush Intercontinental until Thursday, Aug. 31, and at Hobby until Friday, Sept. 1.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- Storm-hit Houston airports George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby will reopen for limited operations on Wednesday at 4 p.m. CT, days after deadly flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey forced them to close. American Airlines said it would not resume flights at Bush Intercontinental until Thursday, Aug. 31, and at Hobby until Friday, Sept. 1.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- Storm-hit Houston airports George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby will reopen for limited operations on Wednesday at 4 p.m. CT, days after deadly flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey forced them to close. American Airlines said it would not resume flights at Bush Intercontinental until Thursday, Aug. 31, and at Hobby until Friday, Sept. 1.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- Storm-hit Houston airports George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby will reopen for limited operations on Wednesday at 4 p.m. CT, days after deadly flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey forced them to close. American Airlines said it would not resume flights at Bush Intercontinental until Thursday, Aug. 31, and at Hobby until Friday, Sept. 1.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- Storm-hit Houston airports George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby will reopen for limited operations on Wednesday at 4 p.m. CT, days after deadly flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey forced them to close. American Airlines said it would not resume flights at Bush Intercontinental until Thursday, Aug. 31, and at Hobby until Friday, Sept. 1.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Krassi Nikov evacuated his Houston home with more than 2 feet of water inside of it on Tuesday after Tropical Storm Harvey devastated Texas' Gulf Coast. Congress will soon be asked to renew the National Flood Insurance Program, which expires at the end of September. Wright said he was confident Congress would reauthorize the program, but he...

  • LAKE CHARLES, La./ HOUSTON, Aug 30- Tropical Storm Harvey slogged across southeastern Texas and into Louisiana on Wednesday, sending more people fleeing for shelter after hitting the U.S. energy hub of Houston with record rains and flooding that drove tens of thousands from their homes. The slow-moving storm has killed at least 22 people and sent more than 32,000...