Details Announced For Cowboys-Texans; All Proceeds To Go To Storm Relief

Ross Houston
August 31, 2017

There were no plans for the Trumps to visit Houston, where massive floodwaters have routed thousands of people from their homes, to avoid hindering the rescue efforts in America's fourth-largest city.

Between Saturday evening and Sunday morning, a string of storms east of the center of the hurricane remained over Houston, bringing repeated bursts of rain - up to six inches in some areas.

Harvey made a second landfall near the Louisiana-Texas border on Wednesday, drenching the region with rain that could lead to "catastrophic and life-threatening flooding".

The storm was expected to make a slow turn to the northeast on Tuesday, placing the center just off the middle and upper Texas Gulf coast through Tuesday night before moving inland.

On Tuesday, Harvey officially set a new US record for rainfall from a tropical system as it continued to drench southern Texas, and forecasters predicted it would make landfall again, this time along Louisiana's coast.

Despite the devastating impacts of the storm, Houston's Muslims expressed a strong faith in the city's ability to recover from the natural disaster. Such a scenario would be "totally unacceptable", said the mayor, a Democrat who took office previous year.

"I've seen story after story where people are just putting out their hearts in these hard days", Khan says, his voice cracking.

"We have a communication system - through internet and instant messaging and good old fashion phone calls - to figure out which mosques are able to accommodate people and we left it to the local community - those mosques - to decide". Thank you guys so much for your support, keep going at it, keep spreading the word,'. Houston now faces significant flooding due to the city's intricate system of bayous that were constructed following the Civil War.

The water in two reservoirs that protect central Houston from flooding was likely to peak on Wednesday at levels slightly below those that were forecast, officials said. A curfew from midnight to 5 far has been obeyed, and no arrests have been made, the mayor said.

Houston's mayor, Sylvester Turner, said the curfew was essential to head off looting in the United States fourth biggest city. The NFL, at the end of the day, is a family that helps one another in times of need. But we do need some help from the federal government, these homeowners and these people who have been displaced.

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