News ID: 199882
Published: 0217 GMT September 03, 2017

Storm damage in Texas could reach up to $180 billion - governor

Storm damage in Texas could reach up to $180 billion - governor
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An aerial photo shows damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in Rockport, Texas, U.S., August 31, 2017. Photo taken on August 31, 2017.

Extensive damage left by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the US is estimated at between $150 billion (115.81 billion pounds) to $180 billion, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Sunday, which could be more than 20 times bigger than the $7.85 billion initial funding requested by US President Donald Trump from Congress last week.

“The geographic area and the population affected by this horrific hurricane and flooding is far larger than in Katrina, which required more than $120 billion,” the governor said in an interview with Fox News, Reuters reported.

   
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