Houston Floods

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“Two major dams outside Houston have begun overflowing as Storm Harvey pushes reservoirs past capacity.

Flood control official Jeff Lindner said nearby communities could face further flooding as a result.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in Texas to see the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, now downgraded to a tropical storm.

Record rainfall has caused huge floods and is starting to affect Louisiana.

Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in the Houston area while rescuers are trying to reach others that remain stranded.

At least nine people are reported to have died, including six members of the same family whose van was swept away by rising floodwater, and a man in his 60s who apparently drowned while trying to swim to safety.” BBC

On behalf of the staff at Pimlico Academy I’d like to send our condolences to all the people affected by this incident, to all the friends and family members of those harmed and we hope the devastation is brought under control and Houston is restored as quickly as possible.