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- August 29, 2017 /
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By Rolan Scully
August 29, 2017
The Houston Ship Channel remained closed on Monday and numerous refineries were out of action as were offshore oil and gas facilities in the Gulf of Mexico as Tropical Storm Harvey continued to wreak havoc in Texas.
All ports on the Texas coast were closed, too.
Houston, a major hub for the oil industry, was struggling mightily under what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) called “catastrophic and life-threatening flooding” which already claimed eight lives and untold billions of dollars in property damage.