Explosions

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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Janice Forse cries at the emergency shelter at the Beaumont Civic Center in Beaumont, Texas after Tropical Storm Harvey on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Her home in Beaumont was flooded Wednesday morning. "Even Katrina wasn't this bad," Forse said. ( Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 7:14 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HARVEY STILL POSING THREAT TO TWO-STATE BORDER Major dangers for the U.S. Gulf Coast area loom with the threat of major flooding further east near the Texas-Louisiana line. Two explosions,...
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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 - 7:02 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 5:10 a.m. Two explosions have been reported at a Houston-area chemical plant that lost power amid flooding from Harvey. The Houston Chronicle says a statement from the company says the Harris County Emergency Operations...
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CORRECTS CREDIT - Danny Hannon carries his dry boots in his backpack as he goes to check his home in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 3:49 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Major dangers for the U.S. Gulf Coast area loomed Wednesday with the threat of major flooding further east near the Texas-Louisiana line and an explosion at a Texas chemical plant as Harvey's floodwaters began receding in the Houston area after five days of torrential rain. Beaumont...
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CORRECTS CREDIT - Danny Hannon carries his dry boots in his backpack as he goes to check his home in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 2:28 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Major dangers for the U.S. Gulf Coast area loomed Wednesday with the threat of major flooding further east near the Texas-Louisiana line and an explosion at a Texas chemical plant as Harvey's floodwaters began receding in the Houston area after five days of torrential rain. Beaumont...
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CORRECTS CREDIT - Danny Hannon carries his dry boots in his backpack as he goes to check his home in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 11:32 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area and the storm weakened slightly Wednesday but major dangers remained for the U.S. Gulf Coast area, including the threat of an explosion at a stricken Texas chemical plant and major flooding further east near the...
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CORRECTS CREDIT - Danny Hannon carries his dry boots in his backpack as he goes to check his home in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 10:37 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area and the storm weakened slightly Wednesday but major dangers remained for the U.S. Gulf Coast area, including the threat of an explosion at a stricken Texas chemical plant and major flooding further east near the...
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CORRECTS BYLINE - Robert Spooner, a U.S. Customs and Border patrol officer, center, and other volunteers work to prepare boats to help people in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 9:15 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Houston officials say they are working to resume various city operations now that the flood waters from Tropical Depression Harvey have begun to recede. Bus service and the city's light rail system are set to...
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CORRECTS BYLINE - Robert Spooner, a U.S. Customs and Border patrol officer, center, and other volunteers work to prepare boats to help people in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 30, 2017 - 8:29 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 7:25 p.m. A top county official says Tropical Depression Harvey has taken two lives in Orange, Texas. Orange County Judge Stephen Carlton would only say the two died Monday night in the city of Orange and that the deaths...
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