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  • President Donald Trump planned to visit Texas on Tuesday to survey the response to devastating Tropical Storm Harvey, the first major natural disaster of his White House tenure, even as the lingering storm pushed floodwaters higher. The slow-moving storm has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killed at least nine people, led to mass evacuations and...

  • President Donald Trump planned to visit Texas on Tuesday to survey the response to devastating Tropical Storm Harvey, the first major natural disaster of his White House tenure. The slow-moving storm has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killed at least nine people, led to mass evacuations and paralyzed Houston, the fourth most-populous U.S. city.

  • President Donald Trump planned to visit Texas on Tuesday to survey the response to devastating Tropical Storm Harvey, the first major natural disaster of his White House tenure. The slow-moving storm has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killed at least nine people, led to mass evacuations and paralyzed Houston, the fourth most-populous U.S. city.

  • President Donald Trump will visit Texas on Tuesday to survey the response to Tropical Storm Harvey, the first major natural disaster of his White House tenure. My administration is coordinating closely with state and local authorities in Texas and Louisiana to save lives, and we thank our first responders and all of those involved in their efforts, Trump told...

  • *Flooding expected to peak Wednesday or Thursday in Houston. Thousands of National Guard troops, police officers, rescue workers and civilians raced in helicopters, boats and special high-water trucks to rescue the hundreds stranded in the catastrophic storm that has crippled Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city. The storm was the most powerful...

  • *Flooding expected to peak Wednesday or Thursday in Houston. National Guard troops, police officers, rescue workers and civilians raced in helicopters, boats and special high-water trucks to rescue the hundreds still stranded in and around Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city. The storm was the most powerful hurricane to strike Texas in more than 50...

  • *Harvey brings heavy rainfall, flooding to U.S. Gulf coast. SINGAPORE, Aug 29- Flooding from tropical storm Harvey caused ongoing large-scale U.S. refinery outages on Tuesday, while crude prices rose on the back of supply disruptions in Colombia and Libya. Massive floods caused by Harvey forced several refineries to close along the U.S. Gulf Coast, while heavy...

  • *Flooding expected to peak Wednesday or Thursday in Houston. National Guard troops, police officers, rescue workers and civilians raced in helicopters, boats and special high-water trucks to rescue the hundreds of people still stranded in and around Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city. The storm was the most powerful hurricane to strike Texas in more...

  • *Flooding expected to peak Wednesday or Thursday in Houston. National Guard troops, police officers, rescue workers and civilians raced in helicopters, boats and special high-water trucks to rescue the hundreds of people still stranded in and around Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city. The storm was the most powerful hurricane to strike Texas in more...

  • *Flooding expected to peak Wednesday or Thursday in Houston. National Guard troops, police officers, rescue workers and civilians raced in helicopters, boats and special high-water trucks to rescue the hundreds of people still stranded in and around Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city. The storm was the most powerful hurricane to strike Texas in more...

  • *Flooding expected to peak Wednesday or Thursday in Houston. National Guard troops, police officers, rescue workers and civilians raced in helicopters, boats and special high-water trucks to rescue the hundreds of people still stranded in and around Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city. The storm was the most powerful hurricane to strike Texas in more...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 28- U.S. lawmakers are expected to pass a large aid package for victims of Hurricane Harvey, but specifics of the plan and its price tag are unclear as Congress awaits a funding request from the Trump administration. Historic flooding from Harvey, which came ashore in Texas last week as a powerful Category 4 hurricane and is now a tropical storm, has...

  • *Flooding expected to peak Wednesday or Thursday in Houston. National Guard troops, police officers, rescue workers and civilians raced in helicopters, boats and special high-water trucks to rescue the hundreds of people still stranded in and around Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city. The storm was the most powerful hurricane to strike Texas in more...

  • *Flooding expected to peak Wednesday or Thursday in Houston. Thousands of National Guard troops, police, rescue workers and civilians raced in helicopters, boats and special high-water trucks to rescue the hundreds of people still believed trapped in Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city. The storm was the most powerful hurricane to strike Texas in more...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Aug 28- Dick Gremillion has watched Houston officials come under fire for deciding not to order an evacuation ahead of the epic flooding that has left hundreds of people in the country's fourth-largest city trapped in their homes. But as the Louisiana parish where he serves as emergency preparedness director faces its own deluge from Tropical...

  • Aug 28- U.S. mortgage agencies face possible losses on some of the 400,000 mortgages they guarantee on homes ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, but they will not know the extent of the damage until the wind and rain stop in Texas and Louisiana. More than 200,000 homes with mortgages guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are in areas hit by Hurricane Harvey, the most...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 28- U.S. lawmakers are expected to pass a large aid package for victims of Hurricane Harvey, but specifics of the plan and its price tag are unclear as Congress awaits a funding request from the Trump administration. Rain continued to pound Houston and the Gulf Coast on Monday as President Donald Trump said he expected rapid funding from Congress...

  • *Flooding expected to peak Wednesday or Thursday in Houston. Thousands of National Guard troops, police, rescue workers and civilians raced in helicopters, boats and special high-water trucks to rescue the hundreds of people still believed trapped in Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city. The storm was the most powerful hurricane to strike Texas in more...

  • *Storm to dump more rain on Texas. Sources said the Motiva Port Arthur refinery in Texas, the country's largest refinery, was considering shutting down as water poured into the plant. "This flooding issue could be a persistent issue with the staff unable to repopulate the facilities," said John Kilduff, partner with energy hedge fund Again Capital in New York.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 28- U.S. fuel prices surged on Monday as two more Gulf Coast refiners cut output and a third considered reductions, leaving more than 13 percent of the country's refining capacity offline after Tropical Storm Harvey flooded plants and shut seaports. The storm swung back over the Gulf of Mexico on Monday and was expected to bring another 10 to 15 inches...