Dozens of seniors rescued from Port Arthur nursing home

A Dow refinery operates during Hurricane Harvey near Seadrift Texas August 26. REUTERS pic

A Dow refinery operates during Hurricane Harvey near Seadrift Texas August 26. REUTERS pic

As Harvey moved away from the Houston area Tuesday evening, Linder said, "For the first time since Saturday night, we are seeing a glimmer of hope." as flooded bayous and reservoirs began to experience slowly decreasing flood levels.

Across the nation, the average cost for a gallon of unleaded gasoline is about $2.36 as of 3:42 a.m. Monday morning.

Other emissions were released during the planned shutdown of the refinery before the arrival of Harvey, which was then a hurricane but later downgraded to a tropical storm. It remained hundreds of miles from land but was forecast to possibly hit the US territory of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and neighboring Haiti by the middle of next week. "They need healthcare. We don't have much food". Overall, 10,522 convenience stores in Texas sell fuel, which represents 8.5% of the 123,807 US convenience stores that sell fuel.

At least 100 people had sought refuge at the Bob Bowers Civic Center - only to see brown, murky water rush in, flooding a large space and leaving water just below the surface of cots.

Displaced residents were taken to a secondary evacuation site at the Carl Parker Center, according to ABC Texas affiliate KBMT-TV.

Roth predicted that the rain would begin to taper off in the area at around sunrise as the center of Harvey shifts position.

Refineries in some area of Texas hit hard by Harvey were trying to start up though problems with restoring power were delaying their efforts.

Lake Arthur Place Nursing and Rehabilitation in Port Arthur, Texas flooded and more than 70 people were stuck inside. Oil prices have slipped over the week in response.

Two pipelines have had to reduce activities due to lack of fuel to transport: the Explorer pipeline, which reaches into the northern Midwest region; and the giant Colonial pipeline, which traces a path along the northeastern coast.

"We have people who are on the second floor of their homes; they're riding it out and they're waiting for the waters to go down", Emmett said in an interview with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America.

The storm has drawn comparisons to 2005's Hurricane Katrina, which killed more than 1800 people in New Orleans, and 2012's Superstorm Sandy, which killed 132 around NY and New Jersey.

USA gasoline futures on Tuesday rose 0.9 percent to $1.73 a gallon, and have jumped about 6 percent since last Wednesday's prestorm close. Trump said on Twitter on Friday.

It was estimated about 74 patients were at the nursing home when floodwater from Tropical Storm Harvey inundated the facility.

The city has organized dump trucks to drive through neighborhoods, instructing anyone who needs help to be on the lookout for them - and to use a white sheet or towel to signal a need for rescue.

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