Hurricane damage could hit €150bn, says Texas

Havey's Rains Now Flooding New Areas

Havey's Rains Now Flooding New Areas

Abbott told CNN's State Of The Union on Sunday that the not quite $8 billion that the White House had so far requested from Congress wouldn't be almost enough to rebuild, calling it a "down payment", and saying that a comparison to 2012's Hurricane Sandy fell short.

And in Houston, friends and family gathered Friday evening to remember 42-year-old Benito Juarez Cavazos, one of 42 people whose deaths are attributed to Harvey.

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, who said the administration would later be seeking an additional Dollars 6.7 billion for disaster relief, called on Congress to lift the United States debt ceiling, warning that otherwise the outlays could be affected.

"Without raising the debt limit, I am not comfortable that we will get money to Texas this month to rebuild", Mr Mnuchin said.

Republican lawmakers, who control both houses of Congress, have traditionally resisted raising the debt ceiling, but linking the issue to Harvey aid could force their hand with people suffering and large areas of the fourth-largest USA city under water. Katrina, which made landfall as a Category 3 storm outside of New Orleans, killed more than 1,800 and cost anywhere from $108 billion, according to FEMA estimates, to $160 billion, per FiveThirtyEight.

"Through the storm he is lord and that is exactly what we have seen in the past week", said Abbott.

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US President Donald Trump had said in August he did not consider Iran in compliance and dispatched his United Nations envoy to Vienna to convey his concerns.

The latest statewide damage surveys showed the extent of destruction. Those elements were missing from his first visit on Tuesday.

By Friday evening, Harvey had dumped more than 9 inches of rain in parts of Arkansas and Tennessee and more than 8 inches in spots in Alabama and Kentucky.

One week after Harvey roared into the Gulf Coast, a Texas city struggled with no drinking water, fires kept erupting at a stricken chemical plant and funerals began for some of those who drowned in the floodwaters.

"I feel a lot of Houston is drying out, and I don't want them to forget about us", she said.

Gov. Greg Abbott warned Friday in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" that it could take years for Texas to "dig out from this catastrophe".

Colonial Pipeline, the biggest USA fuel system, expects to reopen a Texas segment of its network on Monday, when it will resume transporting distillates from Houston to Hebert, Texas, the company said on Sunday, adding that it would be ready to start moving gasoline on Tuesday.

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