In Harvey-swamped Houston, rescues by canoe, kayak — even monster truck

by Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune Aug. 30, 2017 HOUSTON — Chris Ginter propelled the monster truck cautiously but purposefully through feet-high green-brown floodwaters, past submerged mansions. Families were surely still inside, huddled on the second story prepared to wait it out until the water receded. But as the water continued to rise and word of a mandatory evacuation began to spread, many had decided it was time to leave. And when they did, they turned not to law…
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Hurricane Harvey slams Texas

Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful storm to strike Texas since 1961, slammed the Texas coastline late Friday and early Saturday, leaving thousands without power, damaging buildings and pouring down rain that is expected to cause catastrophic flooding in coming days.
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As Hurricane Harvey draws nearer, South Texans head north

Victor Lara rattles off with great ease the roster of hurricanes and tropical storms that have threatened or directly hit the Texas Coast in the past six decades. No matter how menacing they seemed as they moved up the gulf, the Corpus Christi resident always stayed at home and waited them out. Harvey won’t be getting that same reception.
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