Houston Hit By Flooding After Harvey
Houston residents are being urged to “shelter in place” or wait on top of their roofs for rescue after the damning effects of Hurricane Harvey. The storm which was a category 4 at landfall dumped torrential rain on the city and southeast Texas causing hundreds of water rescues.
“This is a life-threatening situation,” said Michael Palmer, lead meteorologist at the Weather Channel.
According to NBC News, the U.S. Coast Guard said it was conducting urban search and rescue operations in the greater Houston area and that its local command center had received more than 300 requests.
“Currently there are five MH-65 Dolphin Helicopters conducting rescues,” the statement said.
Hurricane Harvey’s claimed at least two lives.
One person was found dead in a vehicle in Houston on Saturday night and another died in a house fire in Aransas County that rescuers could not reach because of flooding.
So far, President Trump who told residents in the storm’s path “good luck”, has tweeted that this is the “worst storm/hurricane” some people have ever seen.
So Katrina, that claimed over 1,000 lives never happened, huh?
Prayers up to the folks in Houston and surrounding areas.