Explosions

The Arkema Inc. chemical plant is flooded from Tropical Storm Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. The plant, about 25 miles (40.23 kilometers) northeast of Houston, lost power and its backup generators amid Harvey’s dayslong deluge, leaving it without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 7:00 am
DALLAS (AP) — A Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by two explosions early Thursday, the plant's operator said. Arkema Inc. said in a statement on its website that the Harris County Emergency Operations Center reported two...
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Janice Forse cries at the emergency shelter at the Beaumont Civic Center in Beaumont, Texas after Tropical Storm Harvey on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Her home in Beaumont was flooded Wednesday morning. "Even Katrina wasn't this bad," Forse said. ( Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 6:18 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HARVEY STILL POSING THREAT TO TWO-STATE BORDER Major dangers for the U.S. Gulf Coast area loom with the threat of major flooding further east near the Texas-Louisiana line while there are...
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CORRECTS CREDIT - Danny Hannon carries his dry boots in his backpack as he goes to check his home in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 6:15 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 5:10 a.m. Two explosions have been reported at a Houston-area chemical plant that lost power amid flooding from Harvey. The Houston Chronicle says a statement from the company says the Harris County Emergency Operations...
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CORRECTS CREDIT - Danny Hannon carries his dry boots in his backpack as he goes to check his home in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 5:14 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 4:15 a.m. Beaumont, Texas, has lost its water supply because of Harvey. Officials there say the city has lost service from its main pump station due to rising waters of the Neches River caused by Harvey. The pump station is...
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Michael, center, and Laura Gill dispose of soaked carpet after their home flooded during Tropical Storm Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Baytown, Texas. ( Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 5:00 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Harvey has weakened as it leaves Texas and its floodwaters are dropping in much of the Houston area, but the death toll from the storm continues to rise, a chemical plant is poised to explode and other states are expected to see rain and possibly flooding. Here are some things...
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Michael, center, and Laura Gill dispose of soaked carpet after their home flooded during Tropical Storm Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Baytown, Texas. ( Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 5:00 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Harvey has weakened as it leaves Texas and its floodwaters are dropping in much of the Houston area, but the death toll from the storm continues to rise, a chemical plant is poised to explode and other states are expected to see rain and possibly flooding. Here are some things...
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People evacuate a neighborhood inundated after water was released from nearby Addicks Reservoir when it reached capacity due to Tropical Storm Harvey on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 31, 2017 - 4:09 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Major dangers for the U.S. Gulf Coast area loomed Wednesday with the threat of major flooding further east near the Texas-Louisiana line and an explosion at a Texas chemical plant as Harvey's floodwaters began receding in the Houston area after five days of torrential rain. Beaumont...
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People evacuate a neighborhood inundated after water was released from nearby Addicks Reservoir when it reached capacity due to Tropical Storm Harvey on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 31, 2017 - 4:09 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Major dangers for the U.S. Gulf Coast area loomed Wednesday with the threat of major flooding further east near the Texas-Louisiana line and an explosion at a Texas chemical plant as Harvey's floodwaters began receding in the Houston area after five days of torrential rain. Beaumont...
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CORRECTS CREDIT - Danny Hannon carries his dry boots in his backpack as he goes to check his home in the aftermath of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 in Houston. Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area, but many thousands of homes in and around the nation's fourth-largest city were still swamped and could stay that way for days or longer. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 3:49 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Major dangers for the U.S. Gulf Coast area loomed Wednesday with the threat of major flooding further east near the Texas-Louisiana line and an explosion at a Texas chemical plant as Harvey's floodwaters began receding in the Houston area after five days of torrential rain. Beaumont...
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The Arkema Inc. chemical plant is flooded from Tropical Storm Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. The plant, about 25 miles (40.23 kilometers) northeast of Houston, lost power and its backup generators amid Harvey’s dayslong deluge, leaving it without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 3:32 am
DALLAS (AP) — A flooded chemical plant in a small town outside of Houston is poised to explode, a spokeswoman for the French company that owns the plant says, though the timing and the extent of the danger are not clear. The Arkema Inc. plant in Crosby, Texas, about 25 miles (40 kilometers)...
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