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Hurricane Harvey causes deaths and widespread destruction in US, flooding Houston
Hurricane Harvey, an active tropical cyclone, recently hit the US and caused unprecedented and catastrophic flooding in south-eastern Texas and now Houston has been flooded, informed Houston-based Facebook friend Mala Pande marking her as safe.

It being expected that later this week, the hurricane will weaken and the relief work will gather momentum. "Hope the rain ceases and waters recede soon," commented another Facebook friend.

It has been reported that fury though has lessened but is not over yet and new areas are being flooded with several thousand people being evacuated and rescued. It is being said that it was the warm water in the Gulf of Mexico that had intensified the rainfall this time.

It being said by Wikipedia that Harvey's intensification phase stalled slightly overnight from August 24–25, however, Harvey soon resumed strengthening and became a Category 4 hurricane late on August 25. Hours later, Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, at peak intensity.

Harvey, that caused scores of deaths and wide destruction, is being termed as the worst disaster in Texas' history. Preliminary estimates of economic losses are being predicted up to $60 billion.

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