• Port Arthur and Beaumont in eastern Texas inundated by tropical storm
  • National Hurricane Center warns ‘life-threatening flooding’ will continue

Hundreds of people were feared cut off by rising flood waters on Wednesday as Tropical Storm Harvey spared Houston overnight but moved east, inundating the industrial Texas cities of Beaumont and Port Arthur and making landfall for a second time, coming to shore in south-west Louisiana.

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