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Heaviest rain in history: Catastrophic scenes in Houston as 200,000 people are forced from their homes by flooding and 10,000 survivors fill convention center to TWICE its capacity after Harvey breaks American rainfall record

AP | 29 Aug 2017

Hurricane Harvey has dumped the most rain on the continental US in history it was revealed today – as catastrophic scenes unfold in Houston with shelters overwhelmed with survivors, a curfew in place to prevent looting, dams overflowing and a chemical plant at risk of exploding.

According to Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, there are currently about 20,000 Hurricane Harvey evacuees in shelters.

Many of Houston’s evacuees are crammed into the city’s convention center which is now overcrowded with 10,000 evacuees – double what officials initially planned.

The George R Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, Texas, has a capacity of up to 5,000 people, but Monday night 9,021 people stayed in the center, many sleeping on chairs and on the floor because of a shortage of cots.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4835168/Houston-convention-center-overflows-9-000-survivors.html

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Even the SHELTERS are flooded: At least 30 dead, more than 30,000 homeless and $160billion in destruction as weather expert claims Hurricane Harvey is the ‘worst natural disaster in US history’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4836656/At-30-dead-20-000-homeless-Houston.html

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