'America is grieving,' Trump offers condolences over Harvey for 1st time

'America is grieving,' Trump offers condolences over Harvey for 1st time

'America is grieving,' Trump offers condolences over Harvey for 1st time

"We saw a lot of happiness", he told reporters after he and first lady Melania Trump greeted children in the kids' zone in NRG Center, an emergency refuge for people who were forced out of their homes.

A rescue boat evacuates people from the rising water of Buffalo Bayou following tropical storm Harvey in a neighborhood west of Houston, Texas, U.S., August 30, 2017.

The spending cuts in the initial package were intended help cover costs of administration priorities in the homeland security bill, which includes President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.

The catastrophic flooding in Houston, where Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rain over the weekend, could have been curbed had the city implemented zoning laws, environmentalists and experts in land use told The Washington Post.

Reports on rescue and recovery efforts focused on the tens of thousands of people who have been taken to shelters, including many who were plucked out of floodwaters by helicopters.

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A spate of unexpected disasters are gripping Texas cities almost a week after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the coast. The secondary source, at Loeb Wells in Hardin County, Texas, only provided about 30 percent.

Federal Emergency Management Agency director Brock Long predicted on Saturday that the agency will be in Texas "for years" following the devastation from Hurricane Harvey.

During a tour of a shelter, the president said: "I think people appreciate what's been done".

"They've offered a wide range of assistance coordinating with the governor down in Texas and also through FEMA, but very generous of Mexico to offer their help at this very, very challenging time for our citizens down in Texas and now moving toward the border with Louisiana", said Tillerson.

A fresh blaze broke out late Friday at a chemical plant in Crosby, northeast of Houston, sending a giant plume of thick black smoke billowing into the sky. President Donald Trump is requesting almost $6 billion in initial recovery funding through year's end.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences said Wednesday night it had confirmed 18 storm deaths, all but one of which were accidental drownings. "We need the resources yesterday".

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While flood waters were receding in much of the state, some areas remain unsafe, such as Beaumont, a city of some 120,000.

"This poses an ongoing threat to Beaumont and the surrounding area", he said.

Proceeds from Thursday's preseason tilt between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans will benefit the victims of historic flooding in southeast Texas, the Texans announced Tuesday. The Astros and Texas Rangers' series was moved this week to Tropicana Field in Tampa, FL; the second game of that series is at 7 ET tonight. "My teammates and I are going to go directly into the community to some areas that were hit very hard and we're going to hand those out".

So with school still out, many families with children headed instead to the partially-reopened Houston Zoo.

Red Cross St. Louis training volunteers before heading to Texas
The vehicles are loaded with trained volunteers, food and other supplies, functioning like mobile food trucks, he said. In Houston, volunteers say that more than 30,000 people stayed in Red Cross shelters last night.

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