By: Steve Dellar | 08-29-2017 | News
Photo credit: Grace Thomas | Houston University

#Houstonstrong - Harvey Ppdate - 50 Inches of Extra Rainfall Forecast

Nothing shows what residents of Houston are dealing with as much as images from before and after the tropical storm passed.

As you can clearly see, Houston is faced with an unprecedented disaster which only looks to worsen. Our thoughts and prayers from all of us here at The Goldwater are with the people of Houston.

Tuesday looks unlikely to bring respite from the battering effects of Tropical Storm Harvey for Houston residents, with as much as 50 inches of extra rainfall forecast to hit some areas.

A statement from the National Hurricane Center has warned of flooding spreading from the great state of Texas to Louisiana whilst effects would also be felt in Mississippi and Alabama:

“Ongoing catastrophic and life-threatening flooding will continue across southeastern Texas. Additional rainfall accumulations of 10 to 20 inches are expected across the upper Texas coast, with isolated storm totals as high as 50 inches.

Please pay attention to the advice of local officials. Do not attempt to travel if you are in a safe place, and do not drive into flooded roadways.

The flood threat has spread farther east into Louisiana. Additional rainfall amounts of 10 to 20 inches are expected in southwestern Louisiana, with rainfall amounts of 5 to 15 inches expected in south-central Louisiana.

Rainfall amounts of 5 to 15 inches are expected in south-central Louisiana and coastal Mississippi and Alabama.

While tropical storm warnings have been extended eastward along the coast of Louisiana and a storm surge watch has been issued, the impacts of winds and storm surge are expected to be secondary compared to that of the rains.”

As we reported yesterday, Houston woke up to 30 inches of rain on Monday and 5 people had died:

And it is not only there that US Texas residents will feel it. Reuters reported that as from this morning, the widespread flooding is now officially impacting prices at the fuel pump as well.

As ongoing large-scale U.S. refineries were still out on Tuesday the price of crude oil rose.

The forced shutdown of refineries from the storm helped push U.S. gasoline prices to $1.7799 per gallon on Monday, its highest point since 2015. By Tuesday, fuel prices receded to $1.7342 per gallon.

The Goldwater had already correctly predicted that oil prices would surely be impacted in this article:

Houston, stay strong.


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