One Dead in Texas After Hurricane Harvey Hits, Region Expects ‘Multiday Rainfall Disaster’

By Jesse Sokolow on 26 August 2017
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Hurricane Harvey continued to pound Southern Texas Saturday, causing widespread damage and impacting travel. One death directly attributed to the storm was reported.

As of 8:45 p.m. Eastern Time, some 1,200 flights had been cancelled or delayed at Houston’s two airports, George Bush Intercontinental and Houston Hobby. Other airports in the region were also feeling the effects of Harvey, including Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which had over 260 cancellations and delays.

Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and American Airlines have posted hundreds of cancellations throughout their systems and are offering travel waivers for customers scheduled to fly to, from or through Houston and several other Texas cities from Friday through Sunday.

The lone fatality was reportedly caused by a house fire that broke out during the storm in the coastal city of Rockport, Texas. Search and rescue operations were just getting under way when the death was discovered however, and authorities are warning that more may yet be discovered.

The National Hurricane Center said that the storm is expected to produce a “multiday rainfall disaster” over the coming five to six days. The center is advising people to stay indoors and avoid travel if at all possible.

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