Published: Tue, September 05, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Ravens Donate $1 Million to Help Houston Relief Effort

Ravens Donate $1 Million to Help Houston Relief Effort

To participate in the text-to-donate program, fans can text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross Hurricane relief.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson thanked Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, who was visiting Washington, for the offer of assistance.

"Deliveries will be intermittent and dependent on terminal and refinery supply", it said. It had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. "There's a bunch of good news out there, but the reality is we don't know what's going on with refineries", said Jeff Lenard, vice president, strategic industry initiatives, National Association of Convenience Stores. "That's based on the fact that it's going to take two weeks to assess damage and at least two weeks to get back on stream", he said.

He called on Congress to act "expeditiously to ensure that the debt ceiling does not affect these critical response and recovery efforts".

With three months remaining in the official Atlantic hurricane season, a new storm, Irma, had strengthened into a Category 3 storm on the five-step Saffir- Simpson scale, on Friday. CBS affiliate KFDM said the fire spread to several houses and the neighborhood was being evacuated.

In catastrophic flood events like the one in Houston, areas well beyond the 100-year flood line, or even the 500-year line, can end up under water.

Now add facilities in the Beaumont and Port Arthur region to the list. At least 31 people have died due to the storm, the Associated Press reports, with the toll is expected to rise as the extent of the devastation becomes clearer. "But when you look at the average everyday Texan - neighbor helping neighbor, it's been nothing short of remarkable".

Just in the Houston-area, officials say that more than 4,800 people have been rescued by the Coast Guard and local police while countless people are waiting for aid.

On Wednesday, it pummelled parts of the coast from Port Arthur, Texas, to Lake Charles, Louisiana. Mayor Sylvester Turner said he hoped the port of Houston, one of the nation's busiest, would reopen soon.

He visited Texas on Tuesday to survey damage from the first major natural disaster of his presidency. Right now odds of development are low at 20% according to NOAA's National Hurricane Center.

For drivers this weekend, they should expect to see the highest prices since August 2015, said DeHaan.

The donations spurred him to increase his goal to $6 million, but that goal was broken the next day with $10 million raised, including a generous donation of $1 million from Ellen DeGeneres.

Waters have begun to recede in Houston, where tens of thousands of people were forced to seek shelter after fleeing their homes.

Harvey is forecast to drop substantial amounts of rain on Louisiana before moving on to Arkansas, Tennessee and parts of Missouri, which could also see flooding.

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