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DEVELOPING: Houston Officials Go Door-to-Door to Warn of New Flood Danger

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HOUSTON, TEXAS (ALBOENEWS)  —  Officials in Houston, Texas are going door-to-door to warn residents of new flood dangers, according to AP. Western Houston will still be affected by controlled reservoir releases. With power being turned off to flooded areas, officials are recommending residents leave their homes.

Mayor Sylvester Turner says he’s issued a mandatory evacuation for people whose homes have taken on water because, “it’s very dangerous for our public responders, first responders, who are needing to be out there, trying to provide protection.”

Helping the 120,000-person city of Beaumont, Texas is the Army Corps of Engineers with Exxon Mobile. They are working to repair the city’s water treatment plant. Exxon holds a chemical plant and refinery there. It’s been nine days since Hurricane Harvey flooding has hamstrung the city of Houston.

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