Explosions

Frances Breaux cries as she talks about her fears for two close friends who live near the Arkema Inc. chemical plant Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. Breaux said her close friends, an elderly couple that live close to the plant, have not been heard from Thursday. The Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by multiple explosions early Thursday, the plant's operator said. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 31, 2017 - 11:27 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The House will act as early as next week to provide money for relief from tropical storm Harvey. That's according to a House leadership aide who spoke on condition of anonymity to disclose private deliberations...
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Floodwaters fill the road running through the Lakes On Eldridge North subdivision in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 11:22 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Fires and two explosions rocked a flooded Houston-area chemical plant early Thursday, sending up a plume that federal authorities described as "incredibly dangerous" and adding a potential new hazard to the aftermath of Harvey. The blasts at the Arkema Inc. plant, about 25 miles (40...
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The Arkema Inc. chemical plant is flooded from Tropical Storm Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. The plant, about 25 miles (40.23 kilometers) northeast of Houston, lost power and its backup generators amid Harvey’s dayslong deluge, leaving it without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 10:59 am
CROSBY, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey (all times local): 9:55 a.m. A spokesman for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says the agency is monitoring a fire at a flooded Houston-area chemical plant but is not immediately testing the...
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A man talks with officers at a roadblock less than three miles from the Arkema Inc. chemical plant Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. The Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by multiple explosions early Thursday, the plant's operator said. The Arkema Inc. plant had been left without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 31, 2017 - 10:46 am
CROSBY, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in floods was rocked by fires and two explosions early Thursday, but local authorities said the resulting smoke presented "no danger to the community at all." Arkema Inc. said in a statement on its...
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Adriana Perez, left, and Clair Hummel help remove drywall and boards damaged by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey from a friends home Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 31, 2017 - 9:36 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 8:35 a.m. House Republican leaders have committed support for Harvey relief. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told lawmakers from Texas and Louisiana on a conference call that "we are with you." The call Wednesday night...
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August 31, 2017 - 9:03 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Seven people were injured in western Turkey after an explosive device was detonated Thursday, according to officials. The prosecutor's office of Izmir province said in statement an improvised explosive device was planted in a garbage container and exploded at 8:01 am (5:01 GMT) as a...
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Adriana Perez, left, and Clair Hummel help remove drywall and boards damaged by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey from a friends home Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 31, 2017 - 8:52 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Local officials say explosions at a flooded Houston-area chemical plant produced no toxins, although federal authorities are describing the resulting plumes as "incredibly dangerous." Assistant Harris County Fire...
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Floodwaters fill the road running through the Lakes On Eldridge North subdivision in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 8:22 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Major dangers loomed over the U.S. Gulf Coast area Thursday with the continued threat of serious flooding near the Texas-Louisiana line and after a series of explosions at a flooded chemical plant, even as Harvey's floodwaters receded in the Houston area after days of torrential rain...
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A man talks with officers at a roadblock less than three miles from the Arkema Inc. chemical plant Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. The Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by multiple explosions early Thursday, the plant's operator said. The Arkema Inc. plant had been left without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 31, 2017 - 7:55 am
CROSBY, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by two explosions early Thursday, the plant's operator said. Arkema Inc. said in a statement on its website that the Harris County Emergency Operations Center reported...
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People evacuate a neighborhood inundated after water was released from nearby Addicks Reservoir when it reached capacity due to Tropical Storm Harvey on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 31, 2017 - 7:42 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Major dangers for the U.S. Gulf Coast area loomed after an explosion at a Texas chemical plant early Thursday and the threat of major flooding further east near the Texas-Louisiana line as Harvey's floodwaters began receding in the Houston area after five days of torrential rain...
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