‘This will be the worst natural disaster in American history. The economy’s impact, by the time its total destruction is completed, will approach $160 billion, which is similar to the combined effect of Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy,’ said Joel Myers of AccuWeather to the The New York Post.
- 40,000 homes are thought to have been destroyed by Hurricane Harvey as it rages into its sixth day
- 30,000 people are taking cover in other overcrowded shelters across Texas as more rain falls on the state
- 30 people have been confirmed dead by local authorities but the number is feared to be much higher
- People are trapped on the roofs of their homes which are quickly sinking under the flood water
- Louisiana is bracing itself for 10 inches of rain as the storm moves closer and closer to its shore
- There have now been five days of record breaking rain in Texas with more than 50inches falling since Friday
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