Trump asks Congress to back $7.85bn hurricane relief

Trump asks Congress to back $7.85bn hurricane relief

Trump asks Congress to back $7.85bn hurricane relief

It's expected to move across the Lower Mississippi Valley and Tennessee Valley through Thursday.

"Scams often follow the news - especially when there's a natural disaster, like Hurricane Harvey, in the headlines", the FTC warns. The chemical company said the storm's floodwaters swamped its backup generators and knocked out refrigeration needed to keep containers of organic peroxides from catching fire. The main rains continued to stay west of Louisiana, with Lake Charles recording just 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) of rain overnight.

"We are here with you today ... and we will be with you every single day after to restore, recover and rebuild", he said on Wednesday. "So I'm taking my time to make sure that we do this thing right", Watt said. Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005, and remains the most costly and one of the deadliest hurricanes to hit the United States. More than 30 percent of residents live in a moderate to high risk flood zone.

He said he had nine semi trucks ready "with supplies coming into town this weekend", with his fellow Houston Texans teammates volunteering to disperse supplies.

Officials say they have received disturbing reports of people impersonating Homeland Security special agents and telling residents to evacuate in order to rob their homes. In order to have coverage for Hurricane Harvey, consumers are told they need to submit a payment immediately.

While conditions in the nation's fourth-largest city appeared to improve, another crisis related to Harvey emerged at a chemical plant about 25 miles away. Hopefully these firms will learn from those failures. More than 32,000 people remained in shelters statewide, including nearly 19,000 in the Houston area.

National Weather Service meteorologists expect Harvey to break up and merge with other weather systems over the Ohio Valley late on Saturday or Sunday.

Higher gasoline prices could affect consumer spending nationally, but the impact "should be small and temporary as production and refining come back on line", according to Ryan Sweet of Moody's Analytics.

The game was initially scheduled to be played at NRG Stadium in Houston.

The hurricane made landfall in the state a week ago, causing devastating floods. Sanford says 1,177 people spent the night at a state-run shelter in Alexandria that has a capacity of about 2,500. Fans who bought a ticket to the game, which was scheduled for Thursday, will have the option to donate the money from their ticket refund. It said crews responded to dozens of calls overnight requesting aid.

Harvey spread its misery into the Deep South as a likely tornado damaged homes and toppled trees in a rural area of northwest Alabama and areas around the region faced flooding fears. An evacuation center in Port Arthur filled with water, forcing evacuees to relocate.

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