As Texas continues to deteriorate, US President Donald Trump will visit two Texas, Corpus and Chisti cities on Tuesday because of incessant rains and “catastrophic” floods in the area following the disastrous Hurricane Harvey. your inventory of the situation.
The 45th President of the United States is facing the biggest natural disaster in the United States since taking oath in January. It has already signed disaster proclamations and sanctioned federal aid efforts for hurricane victims in Texas and Louisiana.
Here is everything you need to know about Hurricane Harvey and why it is described as the “most destructive storm in Texas in 50 years”
Hurricane Harvey is the strongest tropical hurricane that hit the United States after the Wilma Class 5 disaster in Florida in 2005. According to the National Hurricane Center, the hurricane originated from a tropical Gulf of Mexico wave on 17 August.
On the way to Texas in the United States, Harvey had an impact on parts of Barbados, Martinique, Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. According to a New York Times article, Harvey landed northeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, around 9:45 last week.
It was designated as a category 4 hurricane and struck Chisti at a wind speed of 130 miles per hour. The storm then moved to the Bay of Copano as a Category 3 hurricane. Along the way, Harvey affected some of the most populous areas of Texas.
He moved along the Gulf Coast State, from Corpus Chisti to Houston, then entered Austin and San Antonio. With strong winds, Harvey brought a heavy downpour with himself, which has continued in recent days.
Torrential rains continued unabated, causing massive flooding in parts of Texas. According to the latest Reuters news agency reports, at least 7 people died from flooding and many were injured.
More than tens of thousands of people must remain homeless before the rain stops. Approximately 13 million people are struggling with “catastrophic floods” and torrential rains in the region.
According to the US National Weather Service, rain should continue until Wednesday. According to researchers quoted by the Associated Press news agency, at a time when rains are plentiful, Harvey would have dumped about one million gallons of water for every man, woman and child in southeastern Texas.
The fourth largest city in the United States, Houston, has been completely flooded by the incessant rains that followed Hurricane Harvey, causing hundreds of civilians to appear in the area. National Guard troops, police and rescue teams are engaged in massive rescue operations to assist stranded civilians.
The two major airports, along with primary highways, Houston’s railroad lines were closed during the weekend. More than 2,600 civilians in Texas were without electricity in the southeast corner of the state.
The director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Brock Long, estimated that 30,000 people could temporarily stay in shelters. He also said that the resurgence of natural disasters will take years. In a statement to the media, he said: “This disaster is going to be a historic event.”
Floods in Houston also had an impact on the US refinery’s large-scale cuts on Tuesday. Due to supply disruptions in Colombia and Libya, crude oil prices have increased. The massive floods caused by Harvey resulted in the closure of several refineries, resulting in an increase of $ 1.7799 per gallon per species in the United States.