Rescue workers evacuating Port Arthur, Texas, nursing home


"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.

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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".

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