News 5 heads to Texas for Hurricane Harvey coverage

Lloyd Doyle
August 30, 2017

As Hurricane Harvey drew closer, John LaRue, a Reading native, prepared the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, which he oversees, for the worst.

Harvey Rodriguez weighed in at 7 pounds and measured at about 18 inches long, the Corpus Christ Caller-Times reported.

The EMTs were eventually able to safely transport the mother and her child to the hospital. When one of the hospital nurses suggested the name Harvey, the mom agreed it was ideal. Ahead of the hurricane, refiners shut down about 900,000 barrels of day of capacity, mostly in the Corpus Christi area. "We are thankful for the care we received at Doctors Regional and for the good health of our family", said Ms. Rodriguez.

In all, around 2.5 million barrels a day of refining capacity has been taken offline due to Hurricane Harvey, which was downgraded to a Tropical Storm over the weekend but has hovered over Houston for days, creating historic floods.

The storm ran aground Friday, devastating homes in the Rockport and Corpus Christi areas.

"I've never seen anything like this", he said.

Hurricane Harvey is expected to have left 50 inches of rain in parts of Houston, more rain than the city usually receives in an entire year.

Meanwhile, the storm is expected to drive up gas prices across the country. "That's the major focus for today", Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner told reporters on Monday.

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