Dire Situation in Port Arthur, Texas as More Rain Floods Shelters
A dire situation is developing this morning in Port Arthur, Texas, after more rain left shelters flooded overnight.
The area east of Houston was hit by Hurricane Harvey Friday, but the tropical storm made landfall overnight again, dropping two more feet of rain on the area.
People have taken to social media to post their location to be rescued.
Water rising quick please help ASAP please!!
820 smith street, port Arthur Texas,77640 pic.twitter.com/bV0pqG8VgI
— LO.: (@LOsoCALIENTE) August 30, 2017
— 12NewsNow (@12NewsNow) August 30, 2017
The mayor said the town is underwater and all of the influx of 911 calls cannot all be handled. He referred to it as "survival mode."
The city posted on Twitter a call for people with boats to assist in rescues.
Individuals with boats are needed in Port Arthur for rescues.
— CityofPortArthur (@port_arthurtx) August 30, 2017
The Motiva Refinery in Port Arthur, which is the largest in the nation, started a controlled shutdown this morning due to flooding.