All 200 Indian students who were left stranded at the University of Houston, Texas after Hurricane Harvey flooded the campus with neck deep water, have been rescued, Consul General of India in Houston Anupam Ray said.
Swaraj said that students were surrounded by neck deep water and were marooned in the campus. Two of the students were admitted in the ICU and rescue operations were on to save all the students.
The minister added that efforts were being made for delivery of food but US Coast Guard did not allow as boats were required for rescue operations.
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# In a tweet, Consul General of India in Houston Anupam Ray, informs EAM that the 200 Indian students affected by Hurricane Harvey are safe.
#Over two days, Houston got 25 inches of rain more than half of its annual rainfall
#Curfews were introduced Sunday in the City of Alvin, City of Friendswood, League City, City of Pasadena, City of Pearland, City of Seabrook and City of Webster.
# A mandatory evacuation order was issued for areas along the Brazos River in Fort Bend County.
# Several states and the US military are sending emergency workers and equipment to Texas.
# Indian students Shalini and Nikhil Bhatia are in ICU. We are ensuring that their relatives reach there at the earliest - Sushma Swaraj
@CGHoust has informed me that 200 Indian students at University of Houston are marooned. They are surrounded by neck deep water. /1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) 28 August 2017
# We made efforts for delivery of food but US Coast Guard did not allow as boats were required for rescue operations - Sushma Swaraj
# 200 Indian students at the University of Houston are marooned. They are surrounded by neck deep water: EAM Sushma Swaraj
The Coast Guard Air Station Houston responded to search and rescue requests after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas Hurricane Harvey left a trail of destruction as it swept through Texas on Sunday, pummelling the region with heavy rains and claiming at least 5 lives since making landfall on the US’ Gulf Coast.