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.
That doesn't include people who fled the area early to find a dry bed in hotel rooms and with family and friends, which is more hard to track.
In Houston, America s fourth-largest city, some of the 2.3 million residents got relief as the raging waters receded. So, as major storms such as Hurricane Harvey make their way through this area, tracking the storm's path is critical to determining how much of the entire transportation fuels infrastructure will be affected, and the time it may take to bring operations back online quickly and safely. "I want to thank these guys for saving my life", said the driver, Jerry Sumrall.
" 'We're working with partners at DOD and state to open points of distribution to service citizens there in that dire situation, ' Long said".
Also, the water in two reservoirs that protect downtown Houston from flooding was likely to crest Wednesday at levels slightly below those that were forecast, officials said. "Please get to higher ground if you can, but please try stay out of attics". "We just don't know". News crew simply can't get into flooded areas. While her home is not completely flooded, she's not sure if there's a way out of her neighborhood. "Water is now waist level & I still have not found any help this is insane", she wrote.More news: Chelsea complete deadline day deals for Zappacosta and Drinkwater
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He also said it's unclear whether rebuilding homes in the same area will be allowed. It was downgraded to a tropical depression as it headed inland yesterday, dumping unprecedented quantities of rain and leaving devastation across more than 300 miles in the southeast corner of the state.
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.
Tom Dickers is among those who came hauling boats from Dallas and San Antonio.
Three other containers storing the same chemical are at risk of "overpressurization", said Jeff Carr of Griffin Communications Group, which is representing Arkema.
FEMA has said it would need volunteers for the next couple of years.
First responders are loading boat after boat with evacuees, looking for an undetermined number of people who are missing, including six family members whose vehicle was swept away in the floods, and getting ready to face what is hidden under water. "I just felt like I had to get more people out, keep going and keep going".