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some people waiting over a mile just to get bottled water. governor abbott says 440,000 people have registered for fema assistance. the corpus christi ship channel is back open. the energy secretary says approving up to 4.5 million barrels of oil from the strategic petroleum reserve will help ease any fuel crunch. that did help do something we haven't seen in a week. gasoline futures closing down today 2%. that is the first drop we've seen in nine sessions. the retail gas situation does show a speak. we are up 17 cents a gallon in the last week alone. now we go to rich in texas where the rescues are underway. chris? >> we're about 40 miles southwest of texas. what you see now is an active rescue. they've been called in from
flooding by the colorado river. this is the board coming in. troy nehls called in the board. there's about 12 houses that have people that need rescuing and we're told that they have 60 dogs because a woman had a shelter here and people would pay to send their dogs here. now she's stuck with all of these dogs. we're not sure exactly what the border patrol plans to do. we just arrived. sheriff, can we interrupt? we don't want to be in the way. but what do we have? >> we have the twin lakes subdivision that had several people that needed to be rescued. now we're finding out that one of the families had over 60 pets. we're on the fort bend brazoria county line. we're doing everything we can to get the people out and get the animals to safety. >> a lot of viewers are probably
thinking after seven days, how in the world do we have, you know a dozen or so people still back in these parts and is this so our viewers have a perspective? is this new flooding because of the amount of water? >> i haven't been to this part of the county, haven't been this far south since the flooding took place. we'll conduct an assessment and check out the needs and move forward and try to get people to safety. that's the main thing, get people out to safety as the waters rise. >> neil, we're going to take a look over here and see the border patrol brought in. just seeing what these guys are doing. one of the things we want to do is obviously even though the rains have stopped and we're on do you seven, we don't want to interrupt. sir, why were you called many? >> we were just called in,
trying to get out here, preservation of human life. we've been given the information the same way as anybody else has. just catch us as you can. we got out here as quickly as we could. >> thank you for being here. you have the appreciation of the nation for being out here on day seven. neil, this is an active rescue. we're going to continues to monitor this situation here in guy, texas and try to stay out of the way of the authorities because they still have a job to do seven days in, into this devastating story. neil? >> thanks, griff. griff jenkins. it's 45,000. that's how many people are in shelters in texas and louisiana. red cross spokesman tony briggs on the latest there. very good to have you. thanks for taking your time. a lot of people that need a lot of help. how is it going? >> it's going really great, neil. we've had more than 2,000 red
crossers here on the ground here and throughout the affected areas. they have been here since before the storm hit. it's been a great experience. i've talked to a few red crossers from my home state of california and they couldn't be more happy to helping those in need. >> neil: i guess the houston convention center has the most evacuees. would i be correct in assume something. >> yes, you would, neil. the facility has been wonderful. the staff accommodating. more than that, it's the spirit of the how stonians here. they have wrapped their arms around one another. the spirit is light. considering what everybody has been through with hurricane harvey, you just really wouldn't know it. we've had folks coming through. right now there's astro players that came through. they lift everyone's spirits. the houston symphony was here. they had a quartet and just playing in the dormitory area.
the whole city has come to this area and they have done everything that they can to make the stay here just as good as they can make it. >> you haven't done too shabby yourself. one thing that i wonder about, besides the logistics, how long it will continue. we're getting indications from the governor that in some parts of the state, it would be dangerous to get back to their homes for maybe months. so how does that affect what you're doing? >> not at all. the red cross is here for as long as we're needed. we're going to be here until we find out from our partners that, okay, red cross, now you can move into the next phase, which is helping the families recover from this. from your previous spot, i heard we're still doing active rescues. that's why our doors are open and open for everyone. >> a lot of churches, homes have
opened up as well. are there enough facilities should the swell -- i know they're doing deliberate, you know, water leakages to deal with reservoirs that have gotten full. that thousands more could need shelter. how are you prepared for that? >> we are red crossers all across the country standing by. i will take this time to invite those watching right now, if they would love to get involved, here's your chance. go to redcross.org/volunteer and get the volunteer process started. get the training and you may be some of the folks brought in here to relieve the people that have been here well before the storm hit. >> neil: thank you. be well, tony. you are a patient, calm guy and at the same time you've been dealing a lot in general. thanks very much. i appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. >> neil: this is the backdrop for something that is going to be otherwise front page news at any other time. that is, the president's tax
cuts. expected to be outlined next week. the president's chief economic adviser gary cohn signalling when it comes to the wealthy, they might not receive any tax relief. could be a hike. listen. >> does that mean that there will be no cut in the top rate of income tax for individuals? >> sir, there may be a cut. that hasn't been decided yet. there may be a cut in the actual rate. but remember, it's the effective rate. it's what percentage of your income do you pay. so what we're trying to do but cutting out the loop holes is to get you pay on a bigger swath of your income. we're trying to broaden the base, even for individuals, especially the top payers and have you pay on a bigger percentage of the income. if we lower the rate but have you pay more, your effective rate is going up. that's what we're looking at.
>> neil: in the end, the rich could pay more and maybe more than they're paying right now. to charlie gasparino. he says there's enough here, including corporate tax relief and tax relief for everybody else, that even though some of the rich might do a double take, this will be well-received. maybe, charlie, get more broad support. what do you think? >> here's the bottom line. it depends on the effective rates. we say that on the individual and the corporate side. the markets are up because of the corporate tax cuts. they think there's going to be -- which is 35%, it's going down to 20%. even though you get rid of the loop holes, your effective rate is low. 15, 20%. here's where it gets tricky. this is what gary cohn and the president have to worry. if they lower the rates on both individuals, even the rich, and corporations marginally down, say lower it for individuals down to 30, 35% from where it is
now, 39% and corporations from 35% to 30%, then they plug loop holes and what you do is get an effective tax increase. i can't imagine politically that's something that you could sell through congress. you have to get even when you close those loop holes and effective tax cut for this to have any sort of political, i guess, credence with republicans who love tax cuts. not only that, with the market. the reason why markets react positively to tax cuts is because there's a stigmaive effect. if these tax cuts -- if gary cohn is enacting tax cuts that are de facto tax increases, i don't think that flies through the republican congress. >> here's where harvey comes in. the storm has done two things. one, taken off the table, i think, even the prospect or the possibility of a government shut down over the debt ceiling or whatever. secondly, the wind at the back for the president getting the
tax cuts through. maybe even getting some democratic support knowing that the rich aren't going to be, you know, that well-protected here. they might end up to gary cohn's point more. what do you think? >> listen, i can say this. i think if rich people net-net pay more, i don't think that will stop tax reform from going on. the real question is, if in these tax cuts on the corporate side, if it's a wash because of closing loop holes or if it's a de facto increase because they closed the loop holes, i can't imagine that congress or a republican congress will go for that. by the way, no offense to gary cohn. if you're going to seek to stimulate the economy through tax reform and raise taxes what sometime laive effect is it going to be in a lack of logic here. you want middle class taxpayers
a tax cut. they don't pay most the taxes. if you want an effect, you have to give it to the people that pay the most. the rich and the corporations. >> neil: so you're in the camp to -- >> i'm looking at it logically. you want to stimulate the economy, do a tax cut, not an increase. if gary cohn thinks he's going raise taxes with a republican congress, it's not going to stimulate the economy. i can't imagine -- >> neil: the corporate tax thing is key. >> if they were smart, they'll just go for corporate taxes. it would be easier to pass. >> neil: the whole thing might have been helped in the process. thanks, charlie. again, just to explain where gary cohn is coming from here. there's no formal rate hike being talked about. it's whatever cut they get, which would be nominal, would be offset by removing tax cuts and breaks. we'll get to it more in future show.
>> neil: by the way, this is why my next guest says the $6 billion in aid promised to harvey victims doesn't cover it. look at houston before and after. before and after the flooding. it's like you have 1/5 of the state under water. what that means, the money they're talking about early on won't come close to addressing what they're dealing with, right? >> that's correct. we've said early tuesday that this would be the costliest natural disaster in american history.
$160 billion in losses. people said you're out of line. nobody is talking about that much. then we raised it wednesday to $190 billion. we feel very confident in that number. >> neil: what do you base it on, doctor? i'm curious. i agree with you, doesn't come close to the numbers they talked about originally. how do you crunch it to get that high? >> a couple of things. we look at the data from past storms. hurricane katrina was $100 billion estimated. sandy $60 billion. when you look at the amount of water damage, look at the area covered, you look at the aftermath, this current in houston, the only tropical city in the united states, the fourth largest city and you've never had this kind of flooding and damage in a tropical climate where you have high heat and humidity with this water causing -- going to be disease,
all kinds of after effects that will last for weeks and months. the extent of the damage, the record rainfall, the highest for a storm ever in the continental united states. it covers such a wide area. you're talking about 100 miles plus east of houston. we don't have film from a lot of places that are cut off. still going to find towns under water where there's been extensive damage. people can't even get to shelters. it's an extensive area in a tropical region. the heat and humidity, the accuweather real-feel temperature is over 105 degrees for several days. it's just going to breed disease and after-effects. the cleanup is going to take an awfully long time. >> neil: i wonder now that we learned that flooding is the real problem and future gauging of storms is one thing to measure the intensity, whether it's a category one, two, three.
it's how long they stick around. harvey stuck around a long time. >> yeah, we knew that ahead of time. we knew this is a disaster in the making. the upper steering wind were light. made a second loop and the rain just came and came. of course, that part of the gulf of mexico has the hottest temperatures and just fed moisture continuously into the storm, which coming down as rain over a vast area. >> neil: good point. dr. joel meyer, thanks, sir. very good seeing you. >> you're welcome. >> neil: to add insult to injury, gas lines in texas where they have it by the country mile. tempers getting shorter, too. what now?
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full. she was still getting there because she was nervous. has that dissipated or what? >> last we checked, there's still 394 out of the 630 gas stations here in san antonio that are out of fuel. people are still reporting long lines. we are still seeing pictures on social media of people not only filling their car gas tanks, but you know, gas cans they have or 55 gallon drums just full of gas, loading up. >> neil: are they rationing it out anyway, caleb? odd-even days to get gas? what? >> nothing like that that we've confirmed. there's been some reports that maybe some gas stations are limiting how much gas people can get, maybe about $20 of gas at a time rather than filling up as much as they want.
>> neil: obviously you had the governor reporting that, you know, texans are strong, they'll get through this. but it doesn't take much the longer this kind of thing goes on for even the hardiest of folks to snap or get frustrated what is the mood of texans there, dealing with the troubled areas and outside of the troubled areas? >> well, you know, they kind of have been through a lot. we're told we'll be hit with a category four hurricane. that news went away. turned into a tropical storm. but then all of the terrible news out of houston, beaumont area. i'm sure it's taken a toll on people. certainly taken a toll on us here in the newsroom. add this on top of it, people seem to be at their wits end. >> i can't blame them. have you been disrupted or your family, those you know? i know san antonio is outside of this area. but what is it like there?
>> nothing personal. i know some of my co-workers here in the newsroom stepped out during the day and went to fill up on gas before it ran out. i'm taking a trip up north this weekend and crossing my fingers that this goes away by saturday. so i don't get stranded on the side of the road. >> neil: your timing is impeccable. thanks, caleb. best of luck. >> thanks, neil. >> neil: president trump is headed back to texas and louisiana. tomorrow vice president pence will be there as you know. on the second trip, who does the president need to do? how quickly? after this.
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energy operations center. we all went through hurricane ike together. they're very good at what they do. i'm lucky to have them. however, we do have some issues that are going on. we recently had some additional flooding because the naches river is continuing to crest. the water is coming up. if you can see, our firefighters are out there and working hard. we've had this type of rescue operation going on since basically sasse sunday. so this has been a long, long time for us. but everyone is holding up great. our citizens are amazing. our industry partners are amazing. as far as our water is concerned, and i don't mean standing water, our drinkable and, our water system, we have a plant that has been there for actually 100 years. the plant is not 100 years old
but the site has been there. it has never come close to flooding. we did have a failure and breach in that same on thursday night around 11:00. i'm sorry. wait. wednesday night at 11:00. we have come up, one of our great engineers have come up with a work around. we're hoping it's going to work. it is starting to. it won't be drinkable water, but we are giving out drinkable water at two locations already in the city of beaumont. water working on three more locations. citizens can drive up. we give them a judge -- jug of water, a case of water and mres. drive up and we're putting it in your car. we're serving 12 people a minute. >> is there any evacuation order in effect, mayor? >> no. it takes us 39 hours to
evacuate. we did not even -- this was not even a threat to us until maybe less than 20 hours out. so and if we had evacuated with the situation that happened in houston and then toward louisiana, we would have had a hard time to try to get that done. but with that being said, there is a mandatory evacuation in one of our smaller cities near us that is not under my jurisdiction. that's double oaks. and then we did do a voluntary evacuation along our river. we went door-to-door yesterday to those residents, encouraging them to leave. that's some of the photographs that i saw when you first opened this newscast. so most of the people did get out. if they chose not to, obviously even on a mandatory, we can't make them. but we will rescue them if needed.
>> neil: hang in there it's amazing, your wherewithal and ability to go through this day by day and cue up a good night. thanks, mayor, very much. the president just made a visit to texas. he will be back tomorrow. the administration is sending $6 billion in harvey funding. kevin corke with the latest. that would be a down payment on what could be considerably more federal funds, right? >> you're right on the money. what is happening here, the white house and congressional lawmakers are said to be discussing a plan that would talk about $6 billion. but come up with emergency funding to deal with the devastation caused by hurricane harvey. we're talking about a huge amount to just get the ball rolling here. nowhere near as i think you said what we're going to be talking about in the long run. the math breaks down this way. about 5.5 billion to the depleted disaster relief fund run by fema. another $450 million for the
sba's disaster loan program. the president received an update on the relief efforts ongoing in texas and louisiana and elsewhere. he thanked volunteers, first responders and those with need. his press secretary previewed the trip. sarah huckabee sanders saying the president will in fact make his way to houston, lake charles and meet with storm survivors and talk to volunteers and get the latest briefing on the ongoing efforts there. we're talking big numbers. 47 people have died from the storm. while i understand it's nowhere near the numbers that we were talking about during katrina, we're still talking about dozens of people that have been hurt and hundreds of thousands that remain displaced. houston's mayor saying this today, neil. he said his city needs an army of fema agents. it's been that kind of story. the pictures that you see there are incredible. we'll keep watching this story. over the weekend, we'll bring
you what the president has to say. now back to you. >> neil: thanks very much. karl rove looking at the developments right know. as a texan you said, this has been remarkable to follow. i know more federal aid is requested and will likely be given. but this is something the likes of which a cooperation across political boundaries and -- i don't think i've seen anything like this. >> a great testament. in the time of a national emergency like, this people think the federal government is in charge. under the stafford act, the governors are in charge. our governor, greg abbott has spent a lot of time in his first term in office planning and preparing for a moment like this, going through table top exercises with the affected agencies, local governments. so when this came on, the state was ready. maybe not ready for as big of a
disaster that we've had but we've seen it and how texas has handled this. we have this great relationship between the state government and the major affected counties, particularly harris county, the city of houston. we also have in texas spirit that cause as lot of people to step forward in a moment of need and serve their state and community and it's been great to see. >> it's remarkable to see. i'm curious. i wonder how it changes the posture in washington. there's a lot of talk in comradery. off the table, we're told no longer a government shut down, especially endangering getting aid money to texas. what does it this? >> i hope it does engender a different relationship in washington. this may surprise you. over my shoulder is the texas state capitol. politics in texas is a blood spot. we take our elections seriously. there's 100 republicans in the texas house. 50 democrats. we don't organize on a partisan
basis. democratic committee chairs and republican committee chairs in the house. in the senate, 31 senators. 11 democrats and 20 republicans. again, there's democratic committee chairs and republican committee chairs in the senate. we meet for 140 days every two years. second most populous state in the union and we're not in session like so many are day in and day out and we get the job done and check our partisanship at the door. you see this with a democrat mayor in houston, sylvester turner that served in the legislature, ed emmett who served in the legislature as a republican and greg abbott, our republican governor working seamlessly together to confront the crisis. says something about the texas spirit. maybe washington ought to pay attention of what we do in texas. >> neil: yeah, can you imagine. i do want to get a sense of this aid that could be significant
when all is said and done. a lot of people are afraid conservatives will say don't overdo it. make this like the sandy aid package. you remember the ruckus that caused with chris christie bemoaning speaker boehner and saying some of the money should have gone to new jersey. to be fair, they have thrown in a lot of pork with it. there's the same risk here. what do you think will happen? >> i think there's is a risk when you talk about this. you want to do what is appropriate and sufficient but you don't want to go overboard. i remember during katrina, we had requests from the state of louisiana for like tourism advertisi advertising. we had requests to build a montana -- mono rail. they wanted to us go back and pay 80 years of deferments for
waste water. yeah, let's be careful about it. texans are a conservative, but we are hurting and we need some help. all we ask is fair treatment. what is given to others in moments of crisis like this, texas ought to have a fair shot at. >> neil: fair enough. karl rove, thank you. >> new worries about the flooding going on and the dangers they're in in the water. perhaps the next crisis. we'll explain. liberty mutual stood with me when this guy got a flat tire in the middle of the night, so he got home safe. yeah, my dad says our insurance doesn't have that. what?! you can leave worry behind when liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance.
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fema guard against it? there's no telling to know what is in the water. there's no mystery that mold will be an issue. how do you deal with that? >> mold will be a huge issue, particularly in these homes that have been flooded for several days, maybe longer. so you know, those homes will have to be stripped out, the drywall taken out and rebuild inside out. you can't occupy them with the mold in there. a lot of problems with that. >> doctor, knowing you were coming here, a lot of residents under the voluntary evacuations volunteered not to leave. they don't want to leave. they're in flooded homes. the water heads down. they're in a dangerous health environment. what do they do? >> absolutely, neil. it's not just a matter of mold and mildew, the stagnant water is a breeding ground for parasites. they have to understand the water is contaminated with sewage, waste material,
chemicals, debris, broken glass, dirty nails and metal. if they don't leave and follow the warnings and the recommendations of those around them locally, we're going to definitely see an increase in infections and skin rashes, ulcers, open wounds, pink eye. a lot of people will become ill. i understand everybody wants to get home but we have to wait until it's safe. >> neil: how do you force an issue like that on people that are wanting to stay in their homes. they volunteered not to leave. but to the doctor's point, they're living in what could be an incubator for a lot of bad stuff. what is fema's role in that, if any? >> i think our role is working with the local emergency managers, education. tell them what they should and shouldn't be doing. they're tired. these people have not have sleep in three or four days. we get most of the injuries and
fatalities when the winds die down. a lot of dangers out there. people are tired, don't pay attention. they're trying to fix a house. they get injured. >> neil: doctor, you touched on it, the water does drain down in some communities that is happening. the house is exposed, the mold problem, the other issues. for those insisting staying where they are, what do you advise? >> if you're there to clean up your home, you have to wear gear and masks and gowns. you can pick up all sorts of infections. the water is not drinkable water. kids should not be playing in the water. anything that touches contaminated water must be cleaned, must be disinfected and must be cleaned with a partial bleach solution. if it can't be washed, must be tossed out because of the risk of infection.
really important to try to avoid it if possible and also to keep your hands washed and cleaned. the number one way to prevent infections and the spread of infection is by hand washing. >> neil: david, with fema dealing with disasters, this argument is this is one that won't go away soon. this is another case where severe flooding won't go away soon. the government talked about months and years long recovery efforts. do you agree with that? >> i think it's going to be longer than a few months. the next big step is finding housing for people. we have people in katrina out of their homes 18,20 months before they could get back in. they were scattered across the country. texas is lucky for a couple reasons. one, they have a great emergency management system. two, a lot of housing stock outside of houston where people can move to until they can get back in homes. it's not going to be easy.
the governor has a task in front of them. it's a lot of work and a lot of stress. >> just to add, the department of hhs, dr. price has created a disaster distress hotline to help for those people undergoing stress. this does have a significant impact on many and can result in ptsd and hard for people struggling with anxiety and depression. there's a disaster distress hotline set up with the department of hhs. >> neil: yeah. just crowds. the good news is, we found a place for you to sleep and rest but you'll be with 1,000 people in an open environment. doctor, thank you very much. harvey will have an effect for a long time not only in that area but on your travel plans as well. yeah, your travel plans. i'll explain.
>> neil: all right. you're looking at some of the busiest airports across the country right now, including atlanta, lax. the bottom line is, no matter where you are, you're seeing the residual of effects of harvey. then you've got the fact that airlines that are running again out of those airports, most notably bush international, they're on a scaled-down basis. and then you have port troubles. slowing jet fuel prices rising. you might want to pack your patience while you're packing your bags. i didn't realize the spill-over effect was so pronounced, lee. what is going on? >> yeah, these types of things have a long lingering effect.
flights will be delayed and cain selled for days. it's going to have a ripple effect across the country. >> a lot of people had to reschedule flights, you nighted among them. no fees, no charges. but good luck scheduling them. >> it's a crap shoot. most of the airlines are trying to do the right thing with free rescheduling. but there's the ripple effect. yeah, it's difficult but one of those things you have to deal with if you're flying through houston or around there or anywhere around the country because it's all affected. >> neil: what are the alternatives like if houston was shut down and taking flights on a limited basis, what are your alternatives? >> if you're flying on united because that's a houston hub, you'll get rescheduled through
newark, chicago o'hare or denver or l.a. or san francisco. that's probably where you'll be rerouted through. if you're planning on traveling and you normally would connect in houston or maybe if that's the cheapest flight or whatever, i would think twice about planning that. maybe take an alternatively longer flight or more expensive just to avoid the hassle. in the end up pay more. >> neil: when i heard about that colonial pipe line, it transport as lot of jet fuel. i thought about those replated prices were moving up in the futures marketing. investors having a bet on the prices. doesn't always pan out that way. but will airlines have the fuel surcharges to address and pass it on to folks? >> fuel surcharges are one of the most annoying things for passengers -- >> neil: they don't give you a fuel discount when prices are
low. they don't give you an undercharge. >> that's the thing. when prices are high, they're crying afoul and levying a surcharge on you. when prices go down, they say they pay out increased labor and dividends to investors which you can't disprove. so you'll never win with the airlines. when the fuel charges go up again, they'll say they're losing money so they won't lowter fares and the fuel surcharge isn't going anywhere. there's groups trying to get it removed. it's not going to happen. >> neil: a lot of cruises go in and out of that neck of the woods. i don't know what it is now. 20,000 cruisers were affected. had to be repositioned. how is it looking for next week? >> you'll have the stay on top of your cruise just like you would with the flight. you'll have to look at the status and see if you can get there and get out and also see how it's looking, whether it's galveston or one of the other
areas, new orleans that might be affected by the hurricane. like anything else, be vigilant and i hope that most of the people traveled travel insurance just in case. you have to do it when you book your trip. otherwise, it's worthless. it's like a homeowner's policy once your house is on fire. >> neil: many people are now saying that. thanks, lee. >> thank you. >> neil: more fallout to come. the mixed kind, after this. take the zantac it challenge! pill works fast?
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