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  • 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...

  • 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. The closure of rail lines in the grain transport hub and nexus for cross-border traffic with Mexico presents a costly headache for...

  • HOUSTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 30- In the coming weeks, as Houston turns its attention to rebuilding areas devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey, people like Jay De Leon are likely to play an outsized role if they stay around. De Leon, 47, owns a small construction business in Houston, and he and his 10 employees do exactly the kind of demolition and refurbishing the city...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 30- Tropical Storm Harvey inflicted more damage on the heart of the U.S. energy industry overnight after flooding the biggest U.S. refinery in Texas and then churning into Louisiana, causing fuel shortages and high gasoline prices that could afflict the country for weeks. Colonial Pipeline Co, the key artery serving the East Coast, said the lack of...

  • 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...

  • Thousands of people have since obtained FAA certificates allowing them to fly drones commercially, and more than 770,000 drones have been registered with the FAA to fly in U.S. airspace. Allstate Corp, the second-largest property insurer in Texas behind State Farm, expects its drone fleet to make at least thousands of flights a week in the damaged areas once its...

  • Houston Hobby airport to reopen to limited service at 4pm CT

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest on the status of Houston-area airports.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Aug 30- A Canadian aboriginal band seeking to stop Kinder Morgan Inc's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has asked a court to consider the federal government's position for a tougher review on a rival project. The request was part of a legal challenge that, if successful, would quash the federal approval for the C $7.4 billion Trans Mountain...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Krassi Nikov evacuated his Houston home with more than 2 feet of water inside 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 is confident Congress will reauthorize the program, but he added that...

  • LONDON, Aug 30- Total economic losses from Tropical Storm Harvey could be as high as $70- 90 billion, with the bulk of the losses coming from inland flooding in the Houston metropolitan area, risk modelling firm RMS said on Wednesday. "With the rain still falling heavily and the waters rising, the situation is too fast-moving to be stating with certainty what the...

  • Aug 30- Major U.S. railroads have warned it could be a long time before normal operations resume after Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic flooding in the Houston area. The closure of rail lines in the grain transport hub and nexus for cross-border traffic with Mexico presents a costly headache for companies ranging from automakers to farmers which use the...