adeptpage

Houston floods: "Worst not yet over," says Texas governor

Houston floods: "Worst not yet over," says Texas governorMedia playback is unsupported on your deviceMedia captionThe numbers behind Storm HarveyTexas Governor Greg Abbott has said that "the worst is not yet over" for the south-east of the US state, after devastating Tropical Storm Harvey.He said rain continues to fall and flooding in certain areas may last another week. Louisiana evacuee Denise Vital, pictured with her three-month-old godson, says her home was destroyed before, in 2005's Hurricane Rita Meanwhile, in Louisiana, the storm landed in the south-west corner of the state, around Cameron, in the early hours of Wednesday. New Orleans - which was devastated by 2005's Hurricane Katrina - is not in the storm's direct path, according to forecasters.Media playback is unsupported on your deviceMedia captionHarvey brings record rainfallIn Houston, which is the country's fourth most populous city, a night-time curfew has been implemented to prevent looting, while homes remain abandoned.The curfew runs from 00:00-05:00 local time (05:00-10:00 GMT) for an indefinite period. The sheriff's office in Harris County confirmed a family of six - two great-grandparents and four children - drowned while trying to flee the city's floods.

Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.

Loading...