USA: Rockport residents search for belongings amid wreckage following Hurricane Harvey

Journalist (English): «So how do you feel about this? I mean, why do you guys [inaudible]?» Rose Braun, Rockport resident (English): «Because of looters. We didn't want to, you know? If anything was left, we didn't want it to be gone to them.» Residents of hurricane-stricken Rockport were seen going through the wreckage on Saturday, in a bid to salvage some of their belongings from looters. At... Еще least one person died and up to 14 more were injured as Hurricane Harvey devastated the town. Rockport resident Rose Braun, who returned to her hometown to search for her belongings, said, «[I'm doing this] because of looters. We didn't want to, you know? If anything was left, we didn't want it to be gone to them.» Dozens of buildings had their roofs blown off, while numerous vehicles were damaged beyond repair, as numerous trees and utility pole dislodged and fell on top of them. The hurricane, which was initially categorised as Category 4 with winds of 130 miles per hour (209 kilometres per hour), has since been recategorised at Category 1 as wind speeds have decreased to 90 miles per hour (145 kilometres per hour ). Tens of thousands of Texans have been relocated inland, and an estimated 200,000 are without electricity, as forecasters warn that the hurricane could be hanging around for a while.

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