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US Deploys Over 900 Rescue Workers in Hurricane-Hit Texas

31 Août 2017

The National Weather Service says the clouds that have loomed over the Houston area since Harvey made its initial landfall will at last give way to sunshine.

"Louisiana will remain in this storm's path for the next week, from Southwest Louisiana to North Louisiana".

"We have fantastic people on the ground, got there long before #Harvey".

The category 4 storm brought flooding and destruction to the region, with more than 2,000 people rescued so far, according to Houston police.

Landrieu is re-establishing the Nola Pay it Forward fund through the Greater New Orleans Foundation.

Landrieu cited the storm's uncertain path and the city's diminished draining capacity, telling residents to stay off the roads if they can. On Tuesday, rains flooded a few of the city's streets, but not to the same extent.

Tropical Storm Harvey moved ashore, making landfall near the Johnson Bayou/Holly Beach area around 3:00 AM with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour.

"We are one American family", he said, adding, "We will get through this".

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Cameron Parish Administrator Ryan Bourriaque says storm surge appears to have caused little damage along Louisiana's southwestern coast, although some water remains on roadways in parts of the parish. He said officials are likely to consider lifting a mandatory evacuation order for the southern end of the parish once damage assessments are complete. "We will come out stronger, and believe me we will be bigger, better, stronger than ever before".

State offices in 28 parishes and most Baton Rouge area schools won't open Wednesday in anticipation of possible severe weather.

The agency said it would need volunteers for the next couple of years.

As Trump departed for Texas on Tuesday, some on Twitter wondered whether First Lady Melania Trump was prepared to visit a disaster zone.

Edwards said life-saving efforts such as search and rescue and shelters will be needed, especially in southwest Louisiana where forecasters say 10 to 20 inches of rain could fall.

Duke said she had no answer about whether the Trump administration would accept Mexico's offer of assistance.

City officials say the latest forecast for Hurricane Harvey leaves New Orleans mostly out of harm's way.

Tornadoes could also threaten southwest Louisiana, which was under a tornado watch Monday.

US Deploys Over 900 Rescue Workers in Hurricane-Hit Texas