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Harvey aftermath: Death toll rises; so do the floodwaters - CNN

(CNN) With countless Houstonians still awaiting rescue, Tropical Depression Harvey devoured another Texas city. The unrelenting storm unleashed its wrath on a wide swath east of Houston, leaving thousands stranded in flooded homes and forcing the ...and more »

After Hurricane Harvey, Port Arthur residents remain stranded and homes still flooded, mayor says - ABC News

Although Harvey's floodwaters have begun to recede in parts of Port Arthur, Texas, Mayor Derrick Freeman told ABC News an unknown number of residents remain stranded and some homes, including his own, are still inundated with knee-deep water ...and more »

Port Arthur Faces Harvey Flooding Disaster: 'Our Whole City Is Underwater' - New York Times

Even as the sun began to show in Houston on Wednesday, signaling a small measure of hope after days of devastating rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey, a region east of the city faced disaster anew after it was pummeled by rain overnight. Residents of ...and more »

After disastrous rain around Beaumont and Port Arthur, Harvey surges inland - Washington Post

Tropical Storm Harvey made its last landfall early Wednesday, just west of Cameron, La., near the border with Texas. Along the way, it has dispensed devastating rainfall in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area of southeast Texas, shattering more records ...and more »

Harvey has knocked out a significant portion of the nation's oil refining capacity - Los Angeles Times

The nation's biggest oil refinery shut down Wednesday morning as Tropical Storm Harvey continued to hammer the core of the U.S. industry that turns crude oil into gasoline. The Motiva refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, began a “controlled shutdown” at 5 a ...and more »

Sheriff: Port Arthur residents are standing in water - KFDM-TV News

This is a fire in the 4300 block of Kylewood Court in Port Arthur. According to witnesses. the fire has spread to three houses. The fire department has not reached them. The neighborhood is evacuating. (Submitted photo). AA. PORT ARTHUR —. A large ...and more »

Harvey shuts down largest US oil refinery, bears down on Louisiana plants - CNBC

Motiva shut down its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, the largest in the United States, and three other area refiners were also closed. Refiners in Corpus Christi, Texas, are aiming to restart, but facilities in the Houston area remain largely closed. Tom ...and more »

Mayor Of Port Arthur, Texas, Streams Video From Inside His Flooded Home - NPR

"We got some water, y'all. Harvey wasn't playing," Mayor Derrick Freeman of Port Arthur, Texas, says in a video that shows knee-deep water inside his house. He's far from alone: A large shelter in the coastal city was flooded by rainfall dumped by ...and more »

No official timeline for Motiva refinery restart; Gas prices surge - Houston Business Journal

Motiva's Port Arthur Refinery, the largest such facility in the U.S. with the capacity to process more than 600,000 barrels of crude oil every day, doesn't have a timeline for when it might reenter service. Motiva took the refinery offline earlier this ...and more »

Port Arthur, Texas, conditions "dire," residents in "survival mode" - CBS News

Last Updated Aug 30, 2017 8:13 AM EDT. PORT ARTHUR -- The situation in this city 91 miles east of Houston was dire early Wednesday, with homes expected to fill with rising floodwaters and residents unsure of how to get out of the city, reports CBS ...and more »