Houston imposes night curfew to prevent looting

Turner Announces Mandatory Evacuation for Parts of West Houston

"We have thousands of people in the shelters and have left their homes and are waiting for the water to recede", he said.

Two 70-year-old dams in central Houston and another in a suburb began flooding on Tuesday, causing water levels to rise due to Harvey, paralyzed after five consecutive days of tropical rain.

The mayor threatened to impose a mandatory evacuation if not enough of the remaining residents voluntarily left.

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Wage growth was also a disappointment, with average hourly earnings rising 0.1% over the prior month and 2.5% over past year . July added 189,000 jobs, as opposed to the 209,000 originally reported , while June saw gains of 210,000, instead of 231,000.

Since Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area hard over this past weekend, there has been a huge concerted effort by numerous professional sports teams located in the city to help the rebuilding process.

Now is the time to put your personal safety above the safety of your property.

He told a news conference that there is no reason for people to be on the streets during those hours.

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Under the program, they are temporarily allowed to live, work and go to school in the country if they pass background checks. Trump's decision imminent, activists have mobilized to defend the program with demonstrations and petitions.

The city's police chief Art Acevedo said he had recommended the move to the mayor after several reports of looting in what is America's fourth largest city.

Louisiana's governor offered to take in Harvey victims from Texas, and televangelist Joel Osteen opened his Houston megachurch, a 16,000-seat former arena, after critics blasted him on social media for not acting to help families displaced by the storm.

Red Cross asking people NOT to donate clothing, household goods, etc
It lingered over Houston as a tropical storm, causing unprecedented flooding and stranding residents who remained in their homes. The Mexican team heading to Texas has been in touch with the USA branch of the Red Cross to coordinate emergency efforts.


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