After eight days when Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas, U.S. President Donald Trump visited Texas and Louisiana’s flood victims and relief workers. Houstonians are suffering due to Harvey. On Saturday, the mayor ordered around 300 people to leave their resident due to flood.
It has been eight days Hurricane Harvey struck. Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner strongly encouraging evacuation, the mayor said that people decided to stay in their flooded home in the western Houston must leave by 7 AM CT Sunday, after departing the CenterPoint Energy utility will turn off the power supply to those flooded homes.
According to the Mayor, the evacuation order is the part of a safety concern for firefighters as it would be troublesome for responding to the emergencies in flooded areas.
The Mayor said, in order to help people depart the public safety personnel will be there in the flooded area — north of Briar Forest Drive and south of Interstate.
On Saturday, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited flood victims and fire workers, they talked about people who are affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.
The area has been scouted by the emergency workers in order to check how many people are still in their inundated houses. Western parts of Houston facing sustained flooding as the Army Corps of Engineers has launched two swollen reservoirs’ water and according to the mayor, the flooding will not reduce soon.
“I have to balance the interest of those who choose to stay” against the emergency personnel’s safety concerns.
Harley has presented several challenges in front of authorities and city, around 50 people have died in because of the storm, many people have been displaced due to Harvey.
A city which is 118,000 east of Houston — Beaumont, the officials said that they were ending a massive 3-day tap water outage due to which a hospital was forced to evacuate the patients.
City Manager Kyle Hayes said, “Be patient with us. We’ll continue to work around the clock, night and day, and restore this city.”