Emergency workers rescued many more soaked and frightened people in southeast Texas on Tuesday as floodwaters continued to rise and officials counseled patience, warning that conditions would not improve soon.
The slow-moving, record-shattering tropical storm Harvey battered the region for a sixth straight day and began to move into southwest Louisiana, where it made its second landfall. With hundreds of thousands of people under evacuation orders, shelters in Houston filled to bursting with people who craved some news about the safety of their loved ones and the state of their homes.
For now, the city’s focus “will continue to be on rescue,” and not on damage assessment — much less recovery — Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, said at a news conference.
While all this is going on, guess what democrats in Texas are doing …
The group Texas Young Democrats has opted to protest President Trump’s arrival in Houston, rather than lend their time and efforts to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.
We are not KIDDING! Watch:
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) August 29, 2017