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Full Show: Harvey’s Effect On Oil And Gas, And A Visit To NRG Shelter (Aug. 31, 2017)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters, we learn about the effect of flooding on the oil and gas industry here. And Michael Hagerty reports live from the shelter at NRG Center.

NRG Shelter Lines
Harvey evacuees pick up supplies inside the shelter at NRG Center on Aug. 31, 2017.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: As another day unfolds of recovery from unprecedented flooding across Greater Houston, we update you on the latest on relief efforts. What are the greatest needs for relief organizations — both now and in the coming days and weeks? Plus we check in on the status of roads and highways around the region.

Then, Michael Hagerty reports live from the shelter at NRG Center, which started the day with around 900 evacuees but is expected to accept roughly another 700 by day’s end.

Also, from safety concerns at area chemical plants to a potential spike in gas prices, we examine how Harvey is affecting Houston’s oil and gas industry.

And we discuss the present and future mental health crisis many Houstonians and first responders might face in the aftermath of recent trauma and fatigue.

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