FEMA: Shelter Mission Biggest Battle Right Now

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FEMA Administrator Brock Long says the shelter mission for Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas is one of their biggest battles right now. During a briefing this morning, Long admitted that shelters are never an ideal situation but they are throwing everything they can at them. He says this mission is going to continue for several weeks. Long adds that four mega shelters are operating. Three of those shelters are in Houston and the other in Dallas. Texas Gulf Coast authorities are pushing back on claims there was an explosion at a chemical plant heavily damaged by what was once Hurricane Harvey.

Meanwhile, Texas Gulf Coast authorities are pushing back on claims there was an explosion at a chemical plant heavily damaged by what was once Hurricane Harvey. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the ten deputies inhaled a non-toxic irritant early this morning while at the Arkema plant in Crosby. The plant sustained heavy damage when Harvey dumped buckets of rain on the region, losing power and having backup procedures fail. Smoke can be seen coming from containers at the plant. The area has been evacuated.