Harvey Floods Port Arthur Shelter; Evacuees Forced to Evacuate Again

Seven local firemen to deploy to Texas

Yesterday, blasts rocked the facility, about 25 miles east of Houston and zoned off inside a 1.5-mile (2.4-km) exclusion zone, after it was engulfed by floodwater. But the National Weather Service said Harvey still has the potential to cause "life-threatening flooding".

Elsewhere in the Gulf City, tired evacuees at the Bowers Civic Center were overrun by floodwaters spawned by Harvey, according to Jefferson County sheriff's deputy Marcus McLellan.

"Beaumont is basically an island", Mayor Becky Adams told a news conference yesterday. Desperate citizens pleaded for help on Twitter and other media as water levels reached the roof in some areas.

Harvey roared ashore late last Friday as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in half a century. It's expected to become a tropical depression by Wednesday night.

Moody's Analytics estimated the economic cost from Harvey for southeastern Texas at $US51 billion ($A64 billion) to $US75 billion, ranking it among the costliest storms in American history.

"As Harvey heads inland once again, we note a number of refineries in its current trajectory will be under threat", they added. The storm is responsible for at least 11 deaths, all in Texas, over the past four days. Another 19 remained missing.

Many people who watched the video - and those who saw the city's other notices - responded by posting addresses and locations of people who are stranded and need help.

Tens of thousands were in crowded evacuation centres across the region.

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And in Houston, where authorities will go door-to-door to search for victims Thursday, residents near the Barker Reservoir must flee immediately as the massive pool of water is at imminent risk of overflowing and overwhelming their homes.

That doesn't include people who fled the area early to find a dry bed in hotel rooms and with family and friends, which is more hard to track. "This is just as bad if not worse than flooding in Houston".

"The largest impact to energy markets is severe flooding, which has resulted in the closure or part-closure of almost 25% of the United States' refinery capacity", the analysts wrote in a note to clients.

Analysts predict drivers will see higher gasoline prices due to restrictions on supply.

National average gasoline prices rose to $2.40 per gallon by Wednesday morning, increasing from about $2.34 per gallon a week ago.

In Beaumont, east of Houston, doctors and nurses evacuated some 190 people from a hospital after the storm knocked out water service in the city of nearly 120,000 people. Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont had to shut down and evacuate.

A source with knowledge of Mexican imports told the data aggregator that the country has been looking to purchase gasoline "everywhere" and that it still needs more imports to satisfy its supply needs. The George R. Brown Convention Center, the first shelter to open, has been running at double capacity.

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