The trip is the president’s second to the region this week. After his visit on Tuesday, he was criticized for not meeting with any survivors of the hurricane.
New repercussions emerged overnight: explosions were reported at a chemical plant near Houston and the city of Beaumont said it had lost its water supply.
New repercussions from the storm emerged overnight, with explosions reported at a chemical plant near Houston and the city of Beaumont said it had lost its water supply.
Among the dead were a police sergeant who drowned on his way to work and a retired high school sports coach.
Volunteers came with their vessels from Baton Rouge, La., to Houston to assist in the rescue operation.
Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster ahead of the expected rain and wind, conditions that would also affect the lower Mississippi Valley and Louisiana.