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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 »

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 »

Nation's largest oil refinery forced to shut down as Harvey floods Port Arthur - CNNMoney

The largest oil refinery in the country is shutting down as Hurricane Harvey causes more catastrophic flooding, and more have followed suit. Early Wednesday, Motiva said it started closing its Port Arthur refinery "in response to increasing local flood ...and more »

Hurricane Harvey Energy Crisis Could Be Nightmare For US Economy - Forbes

On Tuesday, August 29, over 26 inches of rain fell in Port Arthur, Texas. The 50,000 residents of that city, north and east of Houston, are suffering severe flooding and personal loss. Port Arthur is also the home of the largest refinery in the United ...and more »

Port Arthur mayor: 'Our whole city is underwater' - USA TODAY

Residents of Port Arthur posted urgent pleas for rescue on social media Wednesday as the Texas city struggled to function after days of hammering rains from Tropical Storm Harvey that forced closure of the nation's largest oil refinery there. The city ...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 »

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 »

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 »

The largest oil refinery in the US is shutting down because of flooding from Harvey - Business Insider

Adrees Latif/Reuters The largest oil refinery in the US is shutting down as Harvey continues to ravage southeastern Texas. Motiva's refinery in Port Arthur, with a capacity of 603,000 barrels a day, began shutting down at around 5 a.m. CT on Wednesday ...and more »

Motiva shuts Port Arthur Texas refinery due to flooding - CNBC

The largest U.S. refinery was shutting down completely on Wednesday morning as heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey flooded the 603,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, plant, owner Motiva Enterprises said in a statement. "At 5 a.m. (CDT ...and more »