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Houston braces for more misery from Harvey as more rain predicted

Houston braces for more misery from Harvey as more rain predicted
By Tokunbo Salako with REUTERS
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Houston mayor declares night-time curfew amid reports of crime spree across city as authorities struggle to provide shelter


A night-time curfew has been imposed by the US city of Houston as it continues to fight the fallout from Tropical Storm Harvey.

Officials say there have been several incidents of looting, armed robberies and people impersonating police officers.

The storm turning slowly in the Gulf of Mexico has brought catastrophic flooding to the state of Texas, killing at least 12 people and paralyzing Houston, America’s fourth most populous city.

Houston authorities are preparing to temporarily house some 19,000 people, but with many more are expected to flee the area, they face a massive struggle to find space in already cramped shelters.

President Trump praises Texas Emergency Operations Center for Hurricane Harvey response. Read more:

— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 30, 2017

President Donald Trump visited the area on Tuesday to survey the damage and response to the first major natural disaster to test his leadership in a crisis; and there’s no let up in sight with forecasters predicting up to 30cm of rain on Thursday.

Facebook will match every dollar you donate to Harvey relief efforts

— TIME (@TIME) August 30, 2017

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