A devastating Category 3 hurricane has battered south-eastern Texas. Hurricane Harvey is the first major tropical cyclone since 2005 to hit the US; it has caused catastrophic flooding and left tens of thousands of people displaced
Record-shattering rainfall wasn't enough to dampen the Texas spirit as passersby formed a human chain to save an elderly man from his stricken SUV, surrounded by rising floodwaters left in Tropical Storm Harvey’s wake.
Activist groups seeking funds to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts are coming under fire for alleged exploitation. One such group, the Texas Organizing Project, is being singled out for raising funds to benefit labor unions.
The CEO of the Arkema plant in Cosby, Texas has said that volatile chemicals at the facility northeast of Houston are degrading, which is expected to lead to a fire or explosion within the next six days.