PODCAST: TX Governor and Local Officials Discuss Latest Harvey Developments


Houston is now into Day Four of dealing with what is now Tropical Storm Harvey, and release of water from the Addicks Reservoir has become an even bigger issue. The release from the reservoir has some people concerned about what could happen as a result.

 “We think we have a pretty good idea of where the water is going to go and how it’s going to go. But we may be in for some surprises,” Lindner stated.

The Harris County Animal Shelter will be open Tuesday

County Judge Ed Emmett told KTRH the waters could come in places you would not expect. Here is what he told KTRH early this morning:

“After Harvey leaves our area, we will face flood waters. There are places that you wouldn’t think would get water, but you might very well find it there,” Emmett explained. “When it comes down to places like the Beltway, knowing exactly how much will go to Buffalo Bayou versus White Oak Bayou and what those paths are remains to be see.”

Governor Greg Abbott said the rescue efforts continue. Here is his podcast:

“This is an ongoing emergency as far as making sure we can rescue as many people as possible,” Abbott told KTRH this morning. “We are dealing with increasing flooding eat of Houston, all the way up to the border with Louisiana due to the way the storm has been moving.”

In Brazoria County river flooding is the concern of OEM officials there.

“We went through this a year ago with the Brazos River flood that was record breaking then. Levels now will be as high or higher,” a spokesman told KTRH News.

Here are some other news and notes:

  • Texas officials say at least nine people have died across the state due to Harvey.
  • The Pasadena ISD confirms four of their students and their great grandparents died while trying to escape flood waters.
  • Mandatory evacuations remain in place for much of Fort Bend County due to the rising levels of the Brazos River.
  • Dickinson Police say all Dickinson shelters are full and are now directing all residents there to shelters in League City.
  • President Trump will be visiting Texas today; specifically going to Corpus Christi.
  • The Astros, Rockets and Texans have all pledged over a million dollars to relief efforts.
  • JJ Watt’s effort to raise money for Harvey relief has surpassed his $1M goal.
  • The Astros series against the Rangers this week was moved to Tampa due to Harvey. The scheduled series against the New York Mets may also be played in Tampa.
  • The game between the Texans and Dallas Cowboys this week has been moved to Arlington.

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