On Houston because of the hurricane struck, devastating floods
WASHINGTON, Aug 27 — RIA Novosti, Tatyana Kalmykova. Tropical storm “Harvey” has led to catastrophic flooding in one of the largest cities in the U.S. state of Texas Houston on Sunday, reports the national weather service (NWS).
“Tropical storm “Harvey” will be at the Southeast Texas until the middle of next week. This slow movement will lead to heavy rains in this area,” reports the NWS.
Precipitation will range from 50 to 100 cm, said the weather service. This, according to forecasts, “destructive floods”. As stated by the mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner at the press conference, received more than 2 thousand calls of people who have requested assistance due to the floods. Two of the residential complex were also evacuated.
According to the newspaper Dallas News, about 70 thousand people living in Houston were without electricity. On Saturday around Texas without power supply there were more than 300 thousand people. The New York Times reported Sunday that the number of victims of the hurricane “Harvey” in the us state of Texas has increased to five people.
According to the National center USA for the prevention of hurricanes (NHC), currently the maximum wind speed “Harvey” is about 65 kilometers per hour.
“Harvey” became the most powerful hurricane in the U.S. over the past 12 years, since the country in 2005 was hit by the storm Katrina, which led to the flood in New Orleans in Louisiana.