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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...

  • 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. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • *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, during a brief lull in the storm. Harvey became the most powerful...

  • BOSTON/ FRANKFURT, Aug 28- Hurricane Harvey's whipsaw of wind and rain across Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast hurt the shares of U.S. property and casualty insurers on Monday as Wall Street analysts estimated insured losses as high as $20 billion. "Our best guess at this point is Harvey could result in $10 billion to $20 billion of industry insured losses, making it...

  • *Flooding expected to peak Wednesday or Thursday in Houston. HOUSTON, Aug 28- The historic flooding that Tropical Storm Harvey unleashed on Houston will likely worsen as federal engineers release water from overflowing reservoirs to keep it from jumping dams and surging uncontrollably into the homes they protect, officials said on Monday.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 28- Nine-year old Melody Rodriguez saw a snake swimming toward her through the floodwaters. Reginald James Jones, Jr., also nine, had to climb into the attic to escape water up to the roof. These children and others who were rescued on Sunday and ferried on city dump trucks to Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center also brought wonder and resilience...

  • *Flooding expected to peak Wednesday or Thursday in Houston. HOUSTON, Aug 28- The epic flooding that Tropical Storm Harvey unleashed on Houston will likely worsen as federal engineers release water from overflowing reservoirs to keep it from jumping dams and surging uncontrollably into the homes they protect, officials said on Monday. Some 30,000 residents...

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 28- Damages from Hurricane Harvey's ravaging of Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast are estimated to be well below those from the major storms that hit New Orleans and New York in recent years, insurance executives have said. The early assessment of damage from Harvey, made while rain continued to pelt the fourth-largest city in the United States, came...

  • *Flooding expected to peak Wednesday or Thursday in Houston. HOUSTON, Aug 28- Houston is facing worsening historic flooding in the coming days as Tropical Storm Harvey dumps more rain on the city, swelling rivers to record levels and forcing federal engineers on Monday to release water from area reservoirs in hopes of controlling the rushing currents.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 28- Houston is facing worsening historic flooding in the coming days as Tropical Storm Harvey dumps more rain on the city, swelling rivers to record levels and forcing federal engineers on Monday to release water from area reservoirs in hopes of controlling the rushing currents. Torrential rain also hit areas more than 150 miles away, swelling...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 28- Tropical Storm Harvey was set to dump more rain on Houston on Monday, worsening flooding that has paralyzed the country's fourth-largest city, forced thousands to flee surrounding counties and swelled rivers to levels not seen in centuries. Schools, airports and office buildings in Houston were ordered shut on Monday as scores of roads turned...

  • *Harvey was set to dump more rain on Houston on Monday. FRANKFURT, Aug 28- Damages from Harvey, the hurricane and tropical storm ravaging Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast, are estimated to be well below those from major storms that have hit New Orleans and New York, according to Hannover Re on Monday. Harvey was set to dump more rain on Houston on Monday, worsening...