Texas moves toward post-Harvey recovery as evacuation order lifted

Texas moves toward post-Harvey recovery as evacuation order liftedBy Daniel Trotta HOUSTON (Reuters) – Authorities lifted an evacuation order for the area surrounding a once-burning chemical plant and a major fuel pipeline reopened on Monday in signs that Texas was edging toward recovery from the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey. The storm dumped some 50 inches (125 cm) of rain on the low-lying Gulf coastal region after coming ashore on Aug. 25, killing about 50 people and causing what the Texas governor said could be up to $ 180 billion in damage. Flooding led to a series of fires at the Arkema SA chemical plant in Crosby, a town of about 2,300 people some 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Houston.



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