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A home is surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 11:47 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 11:45 a.m. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it has assigned about 150 employees from around the country to help with disaster relief efforts in Houston. The agency said Wednesday that 139 agents and officers from...
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Evacuees escaping the floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rest at the George R. Brown Convention Center that has been set up as a shelter in Houston, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
August 30, 2017 - 11:27 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 11:20 a.m. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it's not conducting immigration enforcement operations in storm-affected areas. The agency's statement Wednesday came in response to reports a day earlier that...
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Kori'yana Lyons (left) and Phyllis Moore rest on their cots at the Salvation Army in Beaumont Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. The women were traveling to Houston from Gulfport, MS, to work with LGS Staffing in hurricane clean-up when they encountered the shut down of I-10 heading West. (Kim Brent/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 10:43 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Houston City Council is holding its weekly meeting at a shelter for people displaced by Harvey because city hall is flooded. Mayor Sylvester Turner opened the meeting Wednesday at the George R. Brown Convention Center...
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Kori'yana Lyons (left) and Phyllis Moore rest on their cots at the Salvation Army in Beaumont Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. The women were traveling to Houston from Gulfport, MS, to work with LGS Staffing in hurricane clean-up when they encountered the shut down of I-10 heading West. (Kim Brent/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 10:06 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 10 a.m. A sheriff's official north of Houston says two men died this week in separate drownings, bringing the number of confirmed Harvey-related deaths to 20. Montgomery County sheriff's Capt. Bryan Carlisle said Wednesday that...
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Kori'yana Lyons (left) and Phyllis Moore rest on their cots at the Salvation Army in Beaumont Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. The women were traveling to Houston from Gulfport, MS, to work with LGS Staffing in hurricane clean-up when they encountered the shut down of I-10 heading West. (Kim Brent/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 9:43 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 9:45 a.m. The elected official in charge of the county that includes Houston says Harvey could have damaged 30,000 to 40,000 homes. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett told TV station KTRK on Monday that it's just an estimate officials...
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Kori'yana Lyons (left) and Phyllis Moore rest on their cots at the Salvation Army in Beaumont Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. The women were traveling to Houston from Gulfport, MS, to work with LGS Staffing in hurricane clean-up when they encountered the shut down of I-10 heading West. (Kim Brent/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 9:42 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): The elected official in charge of the county that includes Houston says Harvey could have damaged 30,000 to 40,000 homes. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett told TV station KTRK on Monday that it's just an estimate officials are...
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Kori'yana Lyons (left) and Phyllis Moore rest on their cots at the Salvation Army in Beaumont Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. The women were traveling to Houston from Gulfport, MS, to work with LGS Staffing in hurricane clean-up when they encountered the shut down of I-10 heading West. (Kim Brent/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 8:59 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 8:55 a.m. Motiva Enterprises has closed its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas — the biggest in the nation — because of floodwaters that are inundating the area east of Houston near the Louisiana border. CNN reports that company...
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People line up for food as others rest at the George R. Brown Convention Center that has been set up as a shelter for evacuees escaping the floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
August 30, 2017 - 6:59 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 7 a.m. A shelter near Houston for at least 100 displaced people has been overrun by Harvey floodwaters, forcing weary evacuees to retreat to bleacher seats. Jefferson County sheriff's deputy Marcus McLellan said Wednesday that...
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Evacuees are helped as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 5:13 am
Houston's mayor has faced questions about his decision not to order an evacuation of the notoriously flood-prone city ahead of Harvey's arrival, even as overflowing reservoirs led several suburbs to move people out. Instead, Mayor Sylvester Turner remained resolute Tuesday in his advice to...
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Jannett Martinez holds her cat Gigi as she rides a boat out of her neighborhood which was inundated after water was released from nearby Addicks Reservoir when it reached capacity due to Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 30, 2017 - 4:46 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The latest weather forecast delivered hope to Houston after five days of torrential rain submerged the nation's fourth-largest city: Less than an inch of rain and perhaps even sunshine. But the dangers remain far from over Wednesday. With at least 18 dead and 13,000 people rescued in...
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