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Abbott: Houston safe from flooded Superfund sites

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/05/17, 01:45 pm

Houstonians are starting to figure out their new normal as the floodwaters from Harvey continue to recede. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that 11 toxic Environmental Protection Agency Superfund sites received no damage from the tropical storm that dropped close to 2 feet of rain on the area a little over a week ago, adding that the sites pose no threat to the public. Meanwhile, about 96 percent of the traffic signals operated by Harris County, Texas, home to Houston, are now working. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said about 1,400 inmates who were evacuated from Houston-area prisons affected by flooding were heading back to the lockups. The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas still houses about 3,000 evacuees and is preparing for the possible arrival of 1,000 more who were staying temporarily in Louisiana.

See “Harvey Relief” for information on organizations assisting victims affected by the storm.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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