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Trump arrives in Houston to meet hurricane Harvey victims

Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 01:51

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives in Houston where he and First Lady Melania plan to meet with survivors of Hurricane Harvey. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Saturday landed in Houston, Texas for their second trip to the state since Hurricane Harvey began. They plan to visit flood survivors in Houston and then Lake Charles, Louisiana. Rescuers are continuing their painstaking search through flooded neighborhoods across southeastern Texas for people stranded by Harvey's deluge. The storm, one of the costliest to hit the United States, has displaced more than 1 million people, with 50 feared dead from flooding that paralyzed Houston, swelled river levels to record highs and knocked out the drinking water supply in Beaumont, Texas, a city of 120,000 people. Texas is the epicenter of the storm, with over 88,000 houses and businesses left without power. Trump on Friday asked Congress for an initial $7.85 billion to fund the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and a disaster loan program.

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Trump arrives in Houston to meet hurricane Harvey victims

Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 01:51