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Massive Flooding Continues In Houston As Harvey Stalls Over East Texas



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Tropical Storm Harvey continues to dump sleet on Houston, Texas. Those rains have resulted in impassioned flooding that has left one chairman passed in a city. On a line now from Houston is NPR’s Marisa Penaloza. Marisa, where are we right now, and what are we seeing?

MARISA PENALOZA, BYLINE: Hi. we am during a shelter. It’s called Aldine Education Center. People are being housed, easeful in a gym. we was told by a preserve manager that there are 400 people inside. It looks flattering crowded. There are dozens and dozens of people outside. And people only keep entrance in – full families. The infancy of them are from a surrounding areas, I’m told. I’m in a northern partial of a city. And to get it here, it took me – a outing should have been 25 minutes. And it took me about dual hours to get here…

MARTINEZ: Oh, man.

PENALOZA: …Because we was perplexing mixed combinations – mixed roads. A lot of flooding all around.

MARTINEZ: How dangerous were a roads?

PENALOZA: Well, we was – we had to spin around many times since there were – since ramps were blocked off. And afterwards from a highway, we could see that, we know, full neighborhoods are in water. we saw a lot of cars only incidentally abandoned, we know, some on a median of a road, some on a side, some in a center of a highway – just, we know, plain abandoned. So not many people are driving. And that’s a good thing.

MARTINEZ: Yeah. Yeah.

PENALOZA: Yeah. So it’s not really safe. And a sleet continues to come. It’s flattering complicated during times.

MARTINEZ: And we mentioned you’re during a shelter. What’s a conditions there? Are there adequate – is there adequate room to residence people who breeze adult there?

PENALOZA: It seems to me that they’re full. The manager wouldn’t endorse that. He pronounced that there are about 400 people. we spoke with a family who was indeed leaving. They came in about 2:00 a.m. And they’re going to a hotel, and they were revelation me that they’re withdrawal since they’re regulating out of cots. People are starting to nap on a floor. They’re starting to nap sitting down in a hallways. It’s a flattering heated conditions here.

MARTINEZ: That’s NPR’s Marisa Penaloza. Marisa, appreciate we really much.

PENALOZA: Thank you.

MARTINEZ: And NPR will continue to move we updates from Texas via a day and in a days ahead.

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