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Hurricane havoc: Texas, Houston battle flood

By Chennabasaveshwar
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Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful hurricane to hit America in 13 years, has left a trail of destruction as it sept through Texas, US. The tropical storm has claimed 10 lives so far.

Millions of residents along the south Texas coast saw hurricane-force winds that uprooted trees and power poles.

According to reports, record flooding has hit Houston and south-east Texas as Tropical Storm Harvey causes mounting havoc with yet more rain forecast. It has dumped as much as 30 inches (76cm) of rain in some counties in the past 72 hours including record amounts in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump will visit storm-ravaged Texas on Tuesday, the White House said.

Flood in Houston

Flood in Houston

A man walks through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey as he evacuates his home on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas. AP/PTI

Hurricane steers towards Texas coast

Hurricane steers towards Texas coast

Serenity McGinnis, 10, walks along the shore with her father Jesse and sister Rebella, right, near a pieras Hurricane Harvey approaches the Texas coast Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in Bacliff, Texas.

A trailer home ripped apart by the hurricane

A trailer home ripped apart by the hurricane

A trailer home sits on its side after Hurricane Harvey ripped through in Rockport, Texas, on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. The fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade spun across hundreds of miles of coastline where communities had prepared for life-threatening storm surges, walls of water rushing inland. AP/PTI

Rain is blown past palm trees

Rain is blown past palm trees

Rain is blown past palm trees as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. This could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the United States in almost a dozen years. AP/PTI photo

A man walks past an trailer overturned by the winds

A man walks past an trailer overturned by the winds

J.G. Roberson walks his dog Peace past an trailer overturned by the winds of Hurricane Harvey, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Aransas Pass, Texas. Roberson rode the storm out in his own trailer. Harvey rolled over the Texas Gulf Coast on Saturday, smashing homes and businesses and lashing the shore with wind and rain so intense that drivers were forced off the road because they could not see in front of them. AP/PTI Photo

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