Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s city is now completely out of gas
HOUSTON — Hurricane Harvey left Houston without electricity, water or gas.
But that doesn’t mean Houston is out of the woods yet.
The city is still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
It’s still in the middle of a mandatory evacuation order for residents living in areas along Interstate 10 that was imposed after the storm.
And the number of evacuees has skyrocketed as the storm hit, with at least 2,000 people being pulled from homes and businesses.
There are still many roads and highways that are closed.
It is still unclear how long that will last.
The National Weather Service said Tuesday that it is possible that the number could reach 2 million by Wednesday.
“Our roads are still closed.
We’re still going to have to get our water and gas back into the system,” said Joe Dominguez, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation.
“We are still going through that process, but I think it’s a very good day.”
We are moving quickly to get supplies to the affected communities.
We need to make sure our water systems are up and running,” said Katy Tarrant, spokeswoman for the National Weather Commission.
Tarrant said that the city is prepared.”
We have already received over 100,000 gallons of water and have received over 3 million gallons of gasoline,” she said.”
At this time, the city has received over 6,300 trucks that are bringing supplies to affected areas,” she added.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Tuesday night that the storm was a “disaster for our city,” and that he hopes that the power will be restored to all areas by the end of the week.
But he warned residents not to rush to fill up their cars, saying that it could take a couple of weeks.”
So, we have to make certain that we get everyone home safe.””
It’s going take us some time to get everybody back to normal.
So, we have to make certain that we get everyone home safe.”
He said that there were people who were still stranded in their homes, and that it was very difficult to reach them.
“There are people that have gone to Houston to evacuate, and they have left without their keys, and their vehicles, and many of those people are still in Houston,” Turner added.