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  • *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...

  • 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 biggest city, forced thousands to flee surrounding counties and swollen rivers to levels not seen in centuries. Authorities ordered more than 50,000 people to leave parts of Fort Bend County, about 35 miles southwest...

  • 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. Hannover Re, one of the world's largest reinsurers, said that insured losses for Katrina in 2005 were around $80 billion,...

  • 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 biggest city, forced thousands to flee and swollen rivers to levels not seen in centuries. Authorities ordered more than 50,000 people to leave parts of Fort Bend County, about 35 miles southwest of Houston as the Brazos...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 28- Tropical Storm Harvey was set to dump more rain on Houston on Monday, adding to catastrophic flooding that paralyzed the fourth most populous U.S. city and prompted mass evacuations in nearby counties as rivers hit crests not seen for centuries. Schools, airports and office buildings in Houston were ordered shut on Monday as scores of roads were...

  • *Harvey now about 105 miles from Houston. *Houston residents told to climb on roof if homes flood. HOUSTON, Aug 27- Catastrophic flooding triggered by Tropical Storm Harvey inundated Houston on Sunday, forcing residents of the fourth most populous U.S. city to flee in boats or hunker down in anticipation of several more days of "unprecedented" rainfall.

  • *Harvey now about 105 miles from Houston. *Houston residents told to climb on roof if homes flood. HOUSTON, Aug 27- Catastrophic flooding triggered by Tropical Storm Harvey inundated Houston on Sunday, forcing residents of the fourth most populous U.S. city to flee their homes in boats or hunker down in anticipation of several more days of "unprecedented" rainfall.

  • Flooding and a damaged home are seen after Hurricane Harvey hit Rockport, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

    Rescue crews raced against rising floodwaters early on Sunday to pull hundreds of stranded residents from their homes.

  • *Houston residents told to climb on roof if homes flood. HOUSTON, Aug 27- Catastrophic flooding triggered by Tropical Storm Harvey inundated Houston on Sunday, forcing residents of the fourth most populous U.S. city to flee their homes in boats or hunker down in anticipation of several more days of "unprecedented" rainfall. More than 30 inches of rain had fallen in...

  • *Houston residents told to climb on roof if homes flood. *Storm Harvey hit Texas as Category 4 hurricane late Friday. HOUSTON, Aug 27- Tropical Storm Harvey caused widespread flooding in Houston that inundated homes and submerged highways on Sunday as residents of the fourth most populous U.S. city hunkered down in anticipation of several more days of "...

  • *Woman killed, flooding widespread in Houston. *Houston residents told to climb on roof if homes flood. HOUSTON, Texas, Aug 27- Emergency crews raced to pull people from cars and homes as flood waters rose across southeast Texas on Sunday, rescuing over 1,000 people around Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey hit the region with "unprecedented" rain expected to last for...