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Why You Will See Gas Prices Increase in the Coming Days

02 September 2017, 01:25 | Melanie Burgess

Why You Will See Gas Prices Increase in the Coming Days

As The Sun Shone In Houston, Harvey Wreaked Havoc In Other Texas Cities

He's far from alone: A large shelter in the coastal city was flooded by rainfall dumped by Tropical Storm Harvey. "The water is rising, and it's coming there, and it's no way to get to them".

Port Arthur Mayor Derrick Freeman urged residents to get to higher ground in a Facebook post early today. We're going to get to you. And officials said 911 call centers in the Houston area were still getting more than 1,000 calls an hour from people seeking help.

Among the dead are a Houston man who was electrocuted while walking in floodwaters and a mother whose body was floating about a half mile from her auto. The child suffered hypothermia but was otherwise unharmed.

In Beaumont, east of Houston, doctors and nurses evacuated some 190 people from a hospital after the storm knocked out water service in the city of nearly 120,000 people.

This will have an effect on nationwide oil prices, but the more pressing concern sources from these stunning photos of a makeshift shelter in the Port Arthur Civic Center, where flooding forced evacuees off their cots and into bleachers.

Water rushed into the streets of Port Arthur overnight.

Some 779,000 Texans had been ordered to evacuate their homes and another 980,000 had fled voluntarily amid concerns that swollen reservoirs and rivers could bring new flooding, according to Department of Homeland Security acting Secretary Elaine Duke.

She described reports of the hypothermic toddler as "devastating", as she warned that as day breaks Beaumont will likely see "some more awful situations, because we do know it's pretty bad out there".

Residents of cities in Jefferson County, Tex., about 100 miles east of Houston, were desperate for help Wednesday morning after rain there caused floodwaters to rise precipitously and lightning made things particularly hard for those responding to the storm.

The company says it's "deeply sorry that we gave anyone even the momentary impression that we were trying to take advantage of the situation". Beaumont is just northwest of Port Arthur. "Some sunshine. I'm exhausted of the darkness", Rideaux said. We need air boats.

Authorities said the staggering cleanup task will become monumental as the receding waters leave behind all manner of wreckage. As much as 5 feet of rain was forecast earlier this week for Houston. "We just don't know".

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The US Coast Guard is searching for two civilian rescuers who were swept away after their boat capsized Tuesday night, the Harris County Sheriff's Office tweeted Wednesday. One of the volunteers was found clinging to a tree.

Roads in and out of Port Arthur are under water and impassable.

One of those stranded is Anike Allen.

People began begging on social media to be rescued. News crew simply can't get into flooded areas. The National Weather Service issued flash flood emergencies for parts of Southeast Texas, including Beaumont and Port Arthur.

Stuck in the flood? "They built homes inside a lake".

Julia Chatham and her neighbors are trapped in her home, with virtually no supplies.

"When water sits in a house for several weeks, the house begins to degrade". David Gray, a spokesman for the Environmental Protection Agency, said the company reported the release of 15 pounds of benzene.

He also said it's unclear whether rebuilding homes in the same area will be allowed.

More refinery closures could come as the storm has made landfall in Louisiana, which has 3.3 million barrels of refining capacity.

With the presence of water-borne contaminants a growing concern, the National Weather Service issued flood watches from Arkansas into OH today as the remnants of the storm made their way through the USA heartland. "We help each other out", Dickers said.

Thousands of people are without water in Beaumont, Texas, adding to the misery of extreme flooding that has left large swaths of it and neighboring towns underwater. "Please keep calling for me water is waist deep".



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