By Thursday night, floodwaters had started receding in most of the Houston area, said the city's mayor, Sylvester Turner. Law enforcement officers planned to work well into the night to clear freeways of vehicles stalled and abandoned because of flooding, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said.
Officials in Harris County, which includes Houston, said there had been a combination of at least 1,700 high-water rescues and evacuations to get people to shelter as the longevity and intensity of the rain quickly came to surprise even those who had been bracing for floods. The storm also flooded parts of southwestern Louisiana.
More than 900 flights were canceled or delayed in Houston. Further along the Texas Gulf Coast, authorities at one point warned that a levee could break near Beaumont in Jefferson County. During Harvey, Beaumont's only pump station was swamped by floodwaters, leaving residents without water service for more than a week.
Imelda's remnants Thursday led to the deaths of two men. A 19-year-old man drowned and was electrocuted while trying to move his horse to safety, according to a message from his family shared by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Crystal Holmes, a spokeswoman for the department, said the death occurred during a lightning storm.
Cricket Australia has announced an 18-member squad for the upcoming white-ball tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh.Several high-profile players are set to miss action for the Aussies.Australia will be involved in a full-fledged white-ball series against WI, starting next month.They will play five T20Is against Bangladesh in August 2021.Here are further details on the same.
New Delhi, Jun 15 (PTI) A pan-India 'fraud-to-phone' network has been busted by security agencies, which have also arrested eight people and seized nearly 300 new mobile phones bought with stolen funds, officials said on Tuesday.
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], June 15 (ANI): Oracle India head and his wife were booked for cheating customers by collecting huge advance amounts for the projects using the goodwill of the Oracle company, informed the police on Tuesday.
India and New Zealand are set to lock horns in the inaugural WTC final, starting June 18. Both the teams have announced their initial squads for the championship match. After failing to grab the World Cup title in 2019, the Kane Williamson-led side would want to clinch the Test mace this time. We take a look at Williamson's record against Indian bowlers.
Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio has started its 5G trials in Mumbai with the help of its indigenously developed equipment and technology, Economic Times has reported. Jio will also start the 5G trials in other cities by collaborating with top tech vendors like Samsung, Nokia and Ericsson.
After announcing its plans to expand the party to other states, the Trinamool Congress (TMC)is now reaching out to BJP rebels in Tripura. Mukul Roy, who rejoined TMC, is leading the party’s efforts. In October 2020, BJP leader Sudip Roy Barman, who was considered close to Roy, had led more than six MLAs of the BJP’s 36 MLAs (in a House of 60) to Delhi, seeking a leadership change in Tripura.
Further increasing the military pressure on Taiwan, 28 aircraft of China's Air Force, including 14 J-16 and six J-11 fighters, have entered the island nation's air space. Chinese aircraft were detected in Taiwan's southwestern air defence identification zone on Tuesday (15 June). Taiwan and mainland China have been separately governed since they split in 1949 following the Chinese civil war.
New Delhi, Jun 15 (PTI) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the incident in Ghaziabad in which an elderly Muslim man was allegedly beaten up was shameful for the society, evoking a sharp response from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who accused him of spreading poison.
Ahead of the ICC World Test Championship final against India, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has lost his number one position in the Test Rankings.Williamson has lost his position to Australia's Steve Smith in the ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen.Meanwhile, England skipper Joe Root has slipped to fifth after a disappointing series against the Kiwis.Here are further details.
15 banks have joined hands to form the Indian Banks’ Blockchain Infrastructure Pvt Ltd (IBBIC) that will utilise the blockchain technology for the processing of inland letters of credit (LCs). This system will assist in data verification through invoices on goods and services tax (GST) along with e-way bills that will subsequently expedite transactions and thus cut down the risks of possible frauds as well. The group comprises of 10 private sector banks, four public sector banks and a solitary foreign bank with each of them holding an equal 6.66 per cent stake in the company.
Following the assertion of the Ghaziabad police and a few journalists, many 'influencers' and media personalities have retracted their view on an incident that involved an elderly Muslim man getting beaten up over a 'tabeez' (amulet) in Uttar Pradesh's Loni.