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Family rescued from home surrounded by floodwaters in Beaver County

Fire and rescue teams rushed to LouAnne Cornelius’s Beaver County home Friday as floodwaters from the nearby Connoquenessing Creek crept closer. Source: Family rescued from home surrounded by floodwaters in Beaver County

Parts of Parkway East to remain closed during Sunday’s Steelers game

The area, known as the bathtub, will remain shutdown due to flooding. Source: Parts of Parkway East to remain closed during Sunday’s Steelers game

Flood advisory in effect for Ohio River at Pittsburgh until Monday morning

Rainfall amounts up to 3 inches and snow melt as a result of warm temperatures are causing localized flooding across the Pittsburgh region. Source: Flood advisory in effect for Ohio River at Pittsburgh until Monday morning

Montecito evacuations: Hundreds still await rescue; 17 dead – CNN

A day after mudslides crushed homes and left at least 17 people dead in Southern California, rescuers faced a difficult task Wednesday as hundreds remain cut off by debris in one neighborhood and others are missing, officials said. Source: Montecito evacuations: Hundreds still await rescue; 17 dead – CNN

Powerful California storm floods roads, loosens hillsides – ABC News

Water and debris in lanes shut down coastal U.S. 101 and traffic accidents on rain-slicked roadways across the region slowed the Tuesday morning commute to a crawl. Source: Powerful California storm floods roads, loosens hillsides – ABC News

At least 5 killed in storms in Central Europe – ABC News

At least five people died and several were injured Sunday as high winds knocked down trees, left homes without electricity and caused widespread travel chaos across much of Central Europe. Source: At least 5 killed in storms in Central Europe – ABC News

Gas prices jump to 2-year high, with more gains expected for Labor Day weekend

Gas prices at the pump skyrocket, with the national average rising 7 cents per gallon, and more gains expected over the Labor Day weekend. Source: Gas prices jump to 2-year high, with more gains expected for Labor Day weekend

Explosions reported at flooded Crosby chemical plant – Houston Chronicle

The Harris County Emergency Operations Center reported explosions and black smoke coming from the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby early Thursday, the company said in a statement. Arkema said Harris County officials notified the company about the explosions around 2 a.m. Thursday, adding that residents may hear additional explosions because the product is stored in multiple locations within the plant, which is 25 miles northeast of downtown Houston. Source: Explosions reported at flooded Crosby chemical plant – Houston Chronicle

Residents warned to ‘get out or die’ as Harvey unleashes new waves of punishing rains and flooding

The storm has been blamed for at least 37 deaths, a toll expected to rise. Source: Residents warned to ‘get out or die’ as Harvey unleashes new waves of punishing rains and flooding

Harvey again makes landfall, this time as a tropical storm, in western Louisiana

Authorities in Louisiana and up the Mississippi Delta braced for more rain from the storm as Texas began its long and painful recovery. Now a tropical storm, Harvey’s immediate effects are not expected as devastating as a Category 4 hurricane that first blasted Houston and other parts of Texas beginning last Friday. But it still packed potentially deadly and disastrous torrents of rain that have left Texas with a punishing toll: at least 22 people known dead and possibly more, tens of thousands left homeless and storm-ravaged areas that could take Read More

Rain tapers off in Houston, but flash flood emergency to its east around Beaumont

While some totals near Houston had reached 50 inches, the heaviest rain was pushing eastward. Source: Rain tapers off in Houston, but flash flood emergency to its east around Beaumont

Hurricane Harvey: Photos show devastation in Houston, Rockport, Harris County, Texas – Business Insider

The storm has driven thousands of people out of their homes and killed at least nine people. Rain is expected to keep falling until Thursday. Source: Hurricane Harvey: Photos show devastation in Houston, Rockport, Harris County, Texas – Business Insider

Texas officials say at least nine dead as Harvey flooding continues

“We are not out of the woods yet,” the acting Homeland Security secretary said. Source: Texas officials say at least nine dead as Harvey flooding continues

How To Apply For FEMA Help After Harvey Disaster « CBS Houston

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) — People affected by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent storms in the Houston area can apply for federal assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced. According to a statement from FEMA, applicants could possibly receive rental payments for temporary housing, unemployment payments, loans to cover residential losses not covered by insurance, and grants for home repairs and replacement of personal property, as well as other disaster-related needs. Source: How To Apply For FEMA Help After Harvey Disaster « CBS Houston

Worst is Still to Come as Catastrophic, Historic Flooding Continues for Houston

Catastrophic flooding is ongoing in the Houston metro area. tory Highlights Two people were reportedly killed in flooding in Houston, raising the death toll from Harvey to three. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott activated 3,000 federal and state guard members and said 18 counties are now under the disaster declaration Sunday. The White House announced President Donald Trump plans to travel to Texas Tuesday. Houston’s Hobby airport will be closed until at least Wednesday due to flooding on the runways and roads. All of the Houston Independent School District’s schools and Read More

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