Hurricane Update: 35 dead as Hurricane Harvey crashes into Louisiana


A reported 35 people are now dead and hundreds injured after hurricane Harvey made it’s way into the state of Louisiana.

Hurricane Update: 35 dead as Hurricane Harvey crashes into Louisiana

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A reported 35 people are now dead and hundreds injured after hurricane Harvey made it’s way into the state of Louisiana.

Texas has been in the midst the torrential hurricane Harvey for the past week, with over 400,000 people said to be without homes. The stormy weather continued and has now since moved along to Louisiana where it is now causing havoc.

The storm has caused record rainfall in the region, leaving many struggling to cope. The storm his Louisiana early on Thursday, leaving thousands more in a state of desperation.

Recent news reports told of two explosions at a chemical plant in Crosby, Texas. One of the deputy sheriff’s deputy officers in the area had to be sent to hospital after the inhalation of toxic chemicals. The company had earlier ordered all workers to leave the plant, and Harris County had also ordered the evacuation of residents within a 1.5-mile radius of it.

The plant had lost power due to the storm, which caused organic peroxides, stored in the plant, to heat up and take flames. Locals have been urged by the company to steer clear of the plant, as they expect further explosions to follow.

According to reports 32,000 people are now being housed in emergency shelters, with more awaiting emergency accommodation. The hurricane, the most powerful in half a century, was downgraded today to a tropical depression.

Winds have begun to ease off, though heavy rain continues to fall. Meteorologists in the region have warned of up to 10 inches of rain to fall in states such as Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky. 30 inches of rain had fallen in certain parts of the worse affected, Texas.

Local Fire Departments are continuing their efforts to rescue stranded residents as well as recover bodies of the deceased. An exact death toll is unknown as of yet, with more bodies being recovered all the time. A reported 200,000 homes and businesses in Texas and Louisiana remain without electricity.

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