Beaumont, Texas, Loses Water Supply Due to Historic Flooding From Hurricane Harvey

Beaumont, Texas has lost both its main and secondary water supplies in the wake of historic flooding due to Hurricane Harvey, city officials announced early Thursday.

The storm has moved out of the east Texas area, but record rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday has caused the Neches River to overflow and damage the city’s water pumps, city officials said. The city’s secondary water source is located at the Loeb wells in Hardin County, which is also offline.

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The city said the outage is indefinite at this time, as they wait for water to recede so they can inspect the damaged pumps.

“We will have to wait until the water levels from this historical flood recede before we can determine the extent of damage and make any needed repairs,” the city said in a press release. “There is no way to determine how long this will take at this time.”

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SOURCE: ABC News, Mark Osborne

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