Beaumont distributing bottled water as city tries to restore services

Beaumont continues its struggle to restart water service for its nearly 120,000 residents in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey, which made landfall earlier this week a few dozen miles east, just over the Louisiana border. The director...

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Family reaches Beaumont woman who left cat behind during Harvey

On Thursday, the American-Statesman reported about a woman at a Beaumont shelter who had to leave one of her cats behind when rescue workers saved her from floodwaters as Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border the day...

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HURRICANE HARVEY: As flooding continues, Beaumont’s water supply fails

In Beaumont, a Southeast Texas city of 118,000 about 75 miles east of Houston, the problem is simple, stark and stifling: too little drinking water caused by too much floodwater. After Tropical Storm Harvey in the past days caused severe flooding...

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HURRICANE HARVEY: As flooding continues, Beaumont’s water supply fails

In Beaumont, a Southeast Texas city of 118,000 about 75 miles east of Houston, the problem is simple, stark and stifling: too little drinking water caused by too much floodwater. After Tropical Storm Harvey in the past days caused severe flooding...

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HURRICANE HARVEY: After rescue, woman realizes she left her cat behind

Janice Forse fell asleep late Tuesday night next to her two dogs on a couch at her North Beaumont home. It was raining as she closed her eyes. When she woke up Wednesday and slid her feet onto the ground, a sting of frigid water rushed up her ankles...

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HURRICANE HARVEY: After rescue, woman realizes she left her cat behind

Janice Forse fell asleep late Tuesday night next to her two dogs on a couch at her North Beaumont home. It was raining as she closed her eyes. When she woke up Wednesday and slid her feet onto the ground, a sting of frigid water rushed up her ankles...

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HARVEY RECOVERY: Estimated Harris County death toll rises to 32

10:50 p.m. update: As the Harris County medical examiner continues to conduct autopsies on people who died during Hurricane Harvey or its aftermath, the county’s estimated death toll has risen to 32. The medical examiner has confirmed that 25 people...

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Harvey floods new areas as death toll rises

Harvey stole away into Central Louisiana on Wednesday, leaving behind flooding over much of Southeast Texas’ Interstate 10 corridor and broken lives from Port Aransas to La Grange, Houston to Port Arthur. Its initial Category 4 winds and...

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Houston church greets flooded residents with tacos, mattresses

As Hurricane Harvey began making its way to Houston this past weekend, 42-year-old Sonia Alfar saw parts of Memorial Drive around her home in West Houston swell with water. By Monday night, the water had creeped up to her home. Then it seeped inside...

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Houston area residents heed the call to help their neighbors in need

When Hurricane Harvey brought severe flooding to Houston, overwhelmed local officials called on boat-owning residents to help out. Hugo Elizondo heeded the call. On Monday, the 31-year-old electrician set out from his Tomball home in northwestern...

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