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WATCH: 2 explosions heard at flooded Texas chemical plant

WATCH: 2 explosions heard at flooded Texas chemical plant

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Arkema CEO Rich Rowe  said Wednesday night that an explosion at his company's flooded Houston-area chemical plant was inevitable-and he was proved right within hours. The Harris County Emergency Operations Center said early Thursday that there had been two explosions and black smoke was coming from the Crosby plant, the  Houston Chronicle reports. Police say a deputy was hospitalized after inhaling fumes and nine others drove themselves to the hospital as a precaution. Rowe warned earlier that the flooded plant had lost power and backup generators had failed, meaning that chemicals that become volatile above certain temperatures were not receiving the necessary cooling. Elsewhere in the region, the city of Beaumont, population 120,000, says its main pump station has been damaged
Trump Just Arrived In Texas For Harvey Visit And Immediately Embarrassed Himself [VIDEO Must Watch]

Trump Just Arrived In Texas For Harvey Visit And Immediately Embarrassed Himself [VIDEO Must Watch]

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Today, President Trump journeyed to Texas to survey the devastating damage that the Hurricane Harvey has left in its wake – and immediately showed the nation the real reason for his trip. Far from concerning himself with disaster relief efforts and caring for the people who have lost everything in the catastrophic floods that followed record-breaking rainfall, Trump appears largely concerned with the publicity that his widely touted trip will earn him. Eight people have died and tens of thousands have been forced to flee their homes as the forces of nature’s wrath pummel the city of Houston – but the President of the United States is focused on when he gets to pat himself on the back. “We won’t say congratulations. We don’t want to do that. … We’ll congratulate each other