In Houston rescued more than 13 thousand victims of the flooding

© AP Photo / David J. PhillipНаводнение after hurricane Harvey in Houston, TexasIn Houston rescued more than 13 thousand victims of the flooding© AP Photo / David J. Phillip

Authorities rescued more than 13 thousand people in a flood in Houston, TX and the surrounding cities in the southeastern part of Texas, told the associated Press.

So, chief Houston police Art Acevedo said that police rescued from flooded homes 4.1 thousand people. The city fire chief Samuel peña, a representative of the Sheriff’s office in Harris County Paris on safarzade and a representative from the U.S. coast guard Mike HART reported about three thousand saved in each of these institutions.

Houston, the fourth most populous metropolis of the United States (6.5 million inhabitants), faced with floods because of the storm «Harvey». «Harvey» became the most destructive hurricane in the U.S. over the past 12 years, since the country in 2005 was hurricane Katrina, which led to the flooding of the city of New Orleans in Louisiana.

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