The US administration declares a state of emergency in Texas due to Hurricane Harvey
US President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency in Texas because Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful hurricane, has hit the United States in the last 12 years.
"At the request of the governor of Texas, he signed a resolution on declaring a state of emergency in order to provide government assistance to this state fully," Trump wrote in his letter.
As it approached the southern coast of the United States, Harvey grew to become a fourth-grade hurricane (ascending from 5 degrees) with winds of 215 km / h.
But the biggest danger is not the hurricane itself but the huge amount of precipitation it is expected to cause, which authorities fear could lead to catastrophic flooding.
According to meteorological centers, the hurricane could lead to heavy rains that could reach some 1.2 meters in some areas and could cause sea levels to rise by more than 4 meters in some places.