Saturday, October 21, 2017

Abbott suggests Harvey recovery could cost $180 billion 

Abbott compared Harvey, which brought destructive winds and deadly flooding to the Texas Gulf Coast, to Hurricane Katrina

Read: Abbott suggests Harvey recovery could cost $180 billion – POLITICO

 

Trump Returns To Texas, Asks Congress For $7.85 Billion In Harvey Relief 

As Washington prepares to address federal funding for the flood-stricken areas, Texas residents continue to deal with chemical plant fires, lack of drinking water and still-swollen waterways.

Source: Trump Returns To Texas, Asks Congress For $7.85 Billion In Harvey Relief : The Two-Way : NPR

 

Houston could receive record 50 inches of rain

The National Weather Service now says some parts of Houston and just west of the city may receive a Texas record of 50 inches (1270 millimeters) of rain as Tropical Storm Harvey stalls over Texas.

Source: Houston could receive record 50 inches of rain, NWS says