Harvey makes second landfall, hitting Louisiana

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The Walt Disney Company and its owned ABC station KTRK in Houston have committed $1 million cash to the American Red Cross in support of recovery efforts for communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Authorities were using heat maps and 11 Coast Guard planes Wednesday to locate the untold number of people still stranded in and around waterlogged Houston, officials said. "We need to come together, so I'm donating a $100,000".

New Orleans, La., Mayor Mitch Landrieu urged residents to stay home Tuesday because of the threat of potential high water.

Evacuations were underway earlier this week for Louisiana residents in the path of the storm. It is threatening to dump an additional 3 to 6 inches from southwestern Louisiana into western Kentucky, the National Hurricane Center said. "We help each other out", Dickers said.

About 195,000 people have filed for financial assistance, and about $35 million in direct aid has been distributed - numbers expected to climb dramatically in the coming days and weeks, the chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said.

Kevin has also set up a fundraising page which, in less than 24 hours, has jumped from $193,170 (£148,970) to $930,694 (£719,933), at the time of writing. A tropical storm warning was in effect for much of the Louisiana coast.

Southeastern Texas, including the saturated Houston area, is dealing with the aftermath of the catastrophic storm that has already killed 11 people. The level of destruction is staggering. However, once they are received, the response time is "roughly the same" as with emergency phone calls, Forgety said.

Forecasters said there was a risk of tornadoes across a large part of the South as Harvey trudged northeast toward northern Louisiana.

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"Once we get this thing inland during the day, it's the end of the beginning", Feltgen said. His family spread word of his disappearance via Twitter and Facebook. Even more players showed up Tuesday.

"We will continue looking, and until the waters are gone, I really don't think we'll be completed with making sure we've accounted for everyone", she said.

Jefferson County sheriff's deputy Marcus McLellan said Wednesday that the Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur was inundated overnight due to overwhelming rainfall and a nearby overflowing canal.

Harvey made landfall near Rockport last Friday as a Category 4 hurricane.

City officials were preparing to temporarily house some 19,000 people, with thousands more expected to flee.

"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have stated that it is not conducting immigration enforcement at relief sites such as shelters or food banks", FEMA wrote on its website.

U.S. crude oil was down 27 cents or 0.6% at $46.16 a barrel by 04:30 AM ET (08:30 GMT), not far from Monday's one-month trough of $45.77.

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