Photos: Flooding in Texas in wake of Hurricane Harvey
Explosions and fires rocked a crippled chemical plant in Crosby, Tex., sending up a plume of acrid, eye-irritating smoke and adding a new hazard to Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath.
Aug. 31, 2017A police officer lays down a safety flare while blocking the road leading to the Arkema chemical plant near Crosby, Tex. The Houston-area plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by multiple explosions, the plant's operator said.Adrees Latif/Reuters
Five days after roaring ashore in Texas — leaving behind more than 24 trillion gallons of water, disastrous flooding across Houston and a mounting death toll that had reached at least 22 people — Harvey made landfall near Cameron, La.