Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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National Audio 2:45 PM ET

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NAT077 - (US-Harvey) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOUSTON. x-10s. Residents in the largest city in Texas are struggling with rising flood waters in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey. Local authorities also say the flooding is so widespread that it's difficult to pinpoint the worst area. Officials say emergency workers have already responded to 25-hundred calls and still have another one thousand waiting. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says residents need to stay in their homes unless it is not safe to do so. ("..to be.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: Coast Guard Captain Kevin Oditt (OH'-dit) says people facing rising floodwaters should not go into attics, since rescuers in the air cannot see them. The incident commander urged people who head to their rooftops to wave sheets, towels or anything else to attract the attention of helicopter crews. …

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