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Houston is home to more than six million people JJ Watt wanted to raise $200000 for Hurricane Harvey relief. He's now closing in on $5 million
Max Fresnel | 08 Septembre, 2017, 00:31

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Some of the estimates, in dollars, of Harvey's potential price-tag, including insurance payouts for destroyed property, economic losses and infrastructure repair.

"People need to understand this is not going to be a short-term project". Flooding rains are continuing over extreme eastern Texas and western Louisiana. The measurement breaks the highest previous record of 48 inches for a single storm on the U.S. mainland, from Tropical Storm Amelia in Medina, Texas, in 1978.

He is expected to ask for $US6 billion (NZ$8.3 billion). Brian Cushing pledged $50,000 to USO Houston to provide support for our military members and first responders. It is predicted to travel in a north-easterly direction, weakening as it goes. Bexar County was added to the federal declaration last week.

The death toll climbed to 22 Wednesday as Hurricane Harvey weakened into a tropical depression after making landfall a second time since Friday and sending more than 32,000 people to shelters.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Mr Trump showed "genuine compassion" during a short flight to Austin as they watched video footage of the flooding in Houston.

More than 102,000 people have donated to Watt's fundraiser. Gasoline futures are at the highest in two years, and the fuel's premium to crude is at a 16-month high.

He said he wanted to start a fundraiser to help people get back on their feet.

However, flood damage to businesses is covered by commercial policies, said Ms DeWitt, which could result in "meaningful losses for the commercial re-insurers and insurers".

Several reliefs efforts have been established to help those affected by the Category 4 hurricane.

The president said "all of America" was grieving with those who lost loved ones because of Harvey and that "our hearts are joined with yours forever". "He's due to arrive to distribute these items", Connie Watt said.

Many of you have asked what you can do to help.

He will not be visiting Houston. The telethon will feature players and former players manning the phones.