Rescue workers evacuating Port Arthur, Texas, nursing home

CNN VAN

"We've got older people, younger people".

A Judge in Jefferson County, Jeff Branick, told a local news reporter, Liz Teitz, that hundreds if not thousands of people were stranded on their roofs, on top of cars and in attics. The girl was in stable condition with hypothermia. "We've got to get those people back into their normal lives as soon as possible".

"Bob" Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur, the website reported.

Orange County, which borders Beaumont, ordered remaining residents to evacuate the area amid a forecast that the Neches River would crest on Friday, threatening homes.

In Port Arthur, near the coast, rescue teams struggled to reach desperate residents. The city is asking anyone trapped to hang a white towel, sheet or shirt outside to alert rescuers.

The situation in Port Arthur is the latest chapter in this massive, devastating storm and is ongoing today. Later demoted to a tropical storm, Harvey again made landfall in Louisiana and another part of Texas early Wednesday morning.

"We expect a many year recovery in Texas and the federal government is in this for the long haul", said Elaine Duke, acting Homeland Security secretary, at a briefing Wednesday.

ND company selected to develop prototype for border wall
Customs and Border Protection, Ronald Vitiello, called the contractor selection "a significant milestone". Mr Trump promised in his election campaign past year to build a wall to keep out illegal immigrants.

FDA announces firmware update to resolve cybersecurity vulnerabilities in Abbott pacemakers
Abbott described the full update process in a Dear Doctor letter issued August 28, according to a safety update issued by the FDA. The update is part of Merlin@home v8.2.2, but pacemakers manufactured from 28 August will already contain the security patch.

Flooding knocks out U.S. refineries, crude hit by supply disruptions
The expected U.S. crude build-up on Tuesday widened the WTI discount to Brent to $5.64 per barrel, its widest in over two years. Onshore, numerous nation's refineries remain offline because of heavy flooding in and around the Houston area.

Motiva, owned by a Saudi Arabian company, said it was temporarily shutting its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, which processes more than 600,000 barrels of oil per day. Beaumont is just northwest of Port Arthur.

In Beaumont, a man who accidentally drove a truck into a flooded ravine that looked like a street was rescued by CNN correspondent Drew Griffin, producer Brian Rokus and photographer Scott Pisczek on Wednesday. "I don't have no way of getting around", Chatham said. "We can't take the boats out right now".

In Houston, where the rain is finally starting to subside, the danger is far from over. People were eventually moved on Wednesday to the Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center, even though police said the facility contained zero supplies.

"We just pray that the body count. won't rise significantly". One witness, who was forced to relocate, said some areas of the center had nearly 4 feet of water inside.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told CNBC that they have received more than 500 complaints of price gouging over the weekend and during the storm. Houston's numbers dominate on that note, along with the city's sheer number of homes - an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 - that have been destroyed by the storm. "We continue to closely monitor the storm and any impact it might have on our other Gulf Coast operations", Valero spokesperson Lillian Riojas told OPIS in an emailed statement.

Stuck in the flood?

He said the FEMA travel trailers used after Hurricane Katrina are a "last resort" and the agency will first try to move displaced residents into local hotels before helping them clear out their inundated houses so they can return to them. "They built homes inside a lake".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tottenham eye Andre Gomes as they wait on Ross Barkley
Sep 02, 2017 - 01:21
From what we can make out, it was West Ham United that came the closest to securing the services of the player. West Ham have also been disappointed in their pursuit of Everton striker Kevin Mirallas.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top U.S. economy creates fewer jobs than expected in August
Sep 02, 2017 - 01:14
The ranks of the unemployed rose by 151,000 to 7.13 million, while the employment level fell 74,000 to 153.4 million. Construction and manufacturing industries were bright spots, picking up 28,000 and 36,000 workers respectively.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Harvey shuts down major fuel pipeline supplying Alabama, East Coast
Sep 02, 2017 - 01:14
Gasoline surged in NY , extending its longest rally since 2013 as an important conduit of fuel from the Gulf of Mexico to the U.S. The national average is on pace to top $2.50 per gallon, coinciding with the busy Labor Day travel period.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'It's time' for tax reform
Sep 01, 2017 - 02:13
Trump said he wants to bring the business tax down to 15 percent to put the USA ahead of other competitive nations. But he didn't offer any new specific plans for getting tax reform done.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mandira Bedi joins Prabhas starrer Saaho..
Sep 01, 2017 - 02:13
Since the film boasts of high octane sequences, worldwide stunt co-ordinators have been invited to direct the same for the film. Baahubali actor Prabhas has become one of the hottest properties in the Indian film industry, with many vying to with him.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chelsea make £32 million Drinkwater offer but have yet to approach Mahrez
Sep 01, 2017 - 02:12
No less than an hour ago had Barcelona been 6/5 (2.2) to sign the Algerian winger, but they have now lengthened to between 3/1 (4.0) and 4/1 (5.0).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United Kingdom and Japan to work 'quickly' on post-Brexit trade deal
Sep 01, 2017 - 02:12
Before the meeting, May described Japan as "the UK's closest security partner in Asia" and a "like-minded partner". She and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera met on the Izumo at a naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump to end programme that protects immigrants who entered USA as children
Sep 01, 2017 - 02:09
More than 800,000 people, often called Dreamers, have participated in the program as of earlier this year, according to U.S. Ten states have threatened a lawsuit, unless the Trump Administration starts to dismantle the program by September 5 .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top GBBO launches on C4 with 5.8m viewers
Sep 01, 2017 - 02:09
The audience for the launch show rose to 6.5 million when those watching on +1 were included in the figures. It is vital for Channel 4 that Bake Off attracts a significant audience so it can recoup its costs.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top West Nile found in Twin Cities, residents urged to be cautious
Sep 01, 2017 - 02:08
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 44,000 people have been diagnosed with West Nile virus disease since 1999. Those samples are sent to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to be tested for West Nile virus.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Renowned doctor's body found near Worli seaface
Sep 01, 2017 - 02:05
Amarapurkar, 58, was a senior gastroenterologist working with Bombay Hospital and is survived by his wife and two children. In a tragic turn of events, the 59-year-old was confirmed dead earlier this morning after his body was found near Worli.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gas prices in IL , country increase because of Harvey
Aug 31, 2017 - 01:46
While not yet known, early indicators do not seem to point to extensive damage to majority of refineries in the gulf. Refineries not affected by the storm will work over time and benefit from "crack spread".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Victoria's Angels are Coming to Shanghai
Aug 31, 2017 - 01:46
She broke the news with a cute boomerang of her trying on her strappy black look from last year's fitting. The November show is rumored to be in Shanghai this year following last year's Paris runway .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kalla Disappointed With Indonesia's Fifth Place at SEA Games
Aug 31, 2017 - 01:42
The medal tally sees Indonesia rank fifth on the medal table, below Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. That is well short of the Sports Ministry's target of 55 gold medals.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kapil Sharma Cancels The Promotional Shoot Of 'Baadshaho', Upsets Ajay Devgn
Aug 31, 2017 - 01:40
Chandan Prabhakar, comedian Bharti Singh and her fiance Harsh Limbachiyaa, Kiku Sharda are now part of Kapil's show. The crew of the show tried reaching out to him, but as reported, his phone was apparently switched off.