Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 8:35 PM ET

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National Audio 8:35 PM ET

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NAT106 - (US-Harvey) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) HOUSTON. x-06s. Thousands of residents are stranded in Houston and neighbouring counties following massive floods in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey. Governor Greg Abbott urged people to flee from Harvey's path, but Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner issued no evacuation orders and told everyone to stay home. Houston residents are criticizing the mayor for his decision but Turner says he stands by it. ("..of Houstonians.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: Abbott refused to point fingers and instead said "Now is not the time to second-guess the decisions that were made. "What's important is that everybody work together to ensure that we are going to, first, save lives and, second, help people across the state rebuild. …

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