Actor George Clooney says the storm devastation wrought in Houston is akin to the damage suffered in war-torn Syria. He made the analogy at a press conference to promote his latest directorial effort, "Suburbicon" at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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But first he had to rescue himself.
"This was mission impossible, because it was such a logistical nightmare."
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Without a rope in sight, over a dozen Houston residents linked arms to save a man trapped in his SUV. Moments after his rescue, the floodwaters dumped by the former Hurricane Harvey washed his car away.
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According to one estimate, the storm dropped around 15 trillion litres of water on Texas in just a few days.
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He has been with the force for 34 years.
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"You’re talking about a perfect storm of pollution, environmental racism, and health risks."
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Hurricane Harvey leaves a path of devastation through Texas, destroying buildings and causing widespread power outages. Rising waters now threaten thousands of homes. Houston is under a flood warning...
A lesson in the hazards of putting all your eggs in one economic basket.
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Storms have dumped more than a foot of rain in the Houston area, flooding dozens of neighbourhoods.
With housing prices on the rise in both Canada and the United States, the next few years will be very interesting for those who are in or thinking about entering the real estate market. Traditionally the real estate market in Canada and the United States has moved in similar directions, but in recent years, the situation has changed.
Fans of Drake's music will know he often raps about Houston too, and has a huge affinity for the city. He's reportedly recorded a lot of his music there. But this past weekend, his loyalties really seemed to blur a bit. Drake was rocking a Houston Astros MLB jersey at a game. Shouldn't he be doing that with the Toronto Blue Jays?