US President seeks $7.85bn in initial aid for Harvey relief

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US President has asked Congress to approve $7.85bn in initial emergency funding to deal with, as areas hit by the powerful storm moved into a recovery phase.
US president expected to later ask for more as experts say the total damage could exceed $190bn.
Harvey, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane with record-breaking rainfall, has left tens of thousands homeless and at least 42 people dead, according to
Local flood control authorities said nearly for trillion liters of water fell on Harris County, where Houston is located, and 136,000 buildings were-flooded after Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane one week ago.Risk of more flooding
Some 70 percent of the country’s 4,500sq km has been covered in half a meter of water, said Francisco Sanchez, spokesman for local emergency officials.

 

Source: News agencies