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Hurricane Harvey: Houston devastated, thousands flee homes in boats

The storm caused chest-deep flooding on some streets in Houston as rivers

Reuters  |  Houston 

Catastrophic flooding triggered by Tropical Storm Harvey inundated Houston on Sunday, forcing residents of the fourth most populous US city to flee their homes in boats or hunker down in anticipation of several more days of “unprecedented” rainfall. Harvey came ashore late on Friday as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years and has killed at least two people. The death toll is expected to rise as the storm triggers additional tidal surges and tornadoes, with parts of the region expected to see a year’s worth of rainfall in the span of a ...

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First Published: Mon, August 28 2017. 08:25 IST
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