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Jordan- Houston reels as Storm Harvey bears down on Louisiana


(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) Washington, Aug. 30 (Petra)-- Tropical Storm Harvey has made landfall again in the US state of Louisiana after hovering in the Gulf of Mexico.

Low-lying New Orleans, devastated by 2005's Hurricane Katrina, is bracing to receive up to 25cm of rain in 36 hours, with flash floods a major risk.

The storm, which previously reached hurricane status, has dumped record rainfall in the region.

Thousands of people there have fled their homes in search of emergency shelter amid severe flooding.

However, forecasters say the weather is now improving in Texas. Sun is predicted for Houston in the days ahead, potentially allowing respite and a chance to tackle the damage.


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