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stories. great being with you, molly. >> "happening now" starts right now. >> and a fox news alert, there is new fallout in really around the world after north korea's most powerful nuclear test to date amid new concerns they may be preparing for another missile lawn. . nice to be with you, i'm leland vittert. >> heather childers nice to be with you. >> always good to be with you. security council meeting going on. >> we'll continue to follow that. action on the north korea crisis with south korea firing missiles into the sea, to simulate an attack on the north's main nuclear test site. this as the u.s. warns kim jong-un of the massive military response. the u.n. security council holding an emergency meeting days after the north claimed it tested a hydrogen bomb. president trump leaving his
options open when it comes to dealing with the rogue regime. >> mr. president, will you attack north korea. >> we'll see. >> gordon chang, author of "nuclear showdown" north korea takes on the world. gordon, always good to see you. >> great to see you, leland. >> north korea really is taking on the world. we don't know whether kim jong-un boxes cnn or fox news f you're watching, hello. or bbc. but he almost certainly heard what president trump just said, in that sound bite yesterday, when he was leaving church. he hears that, what does he think? >> think that i kim jong-un says it doesn't matter, the united states has not imposed any costs on north korea they can't bear. and the other thing, they're probably looking at moscow and beijing, thinking the chinese and the russians very well may have their back. he knows that the chinese ruler is in the runup to the 19th
chinese congress, preoccupied about consolidating power. it's unlikely he will pay too much attention to kim except we know that xi will support the north could reaps in the security council as they're doing at this moment. >> in a sense, might kim jong-un be correct, the russians and the chinese have his back as much in the sense that it kind of occupies the united states from either taking on china as it comes to trade or taking on russia when it comes to adventures in the former soviet bloc? >> the chinese like this dynamic on the short term. they know every time north korea does something provocative, we believe that we need beijing's help, send a high envoy to china and stop talking about those things that are important to us, like south china sea, cyber attacks, predatory trade practices, you name it. so kim jong-un has understood the dynamic. his father did. they have developed a pattern of behavior and know that the
chinese and russians either together or one by one i will support north korea against the united states and our friends and partners. >> this struck me as particularly poignant, it's so often people refer to kim jong-un as a madman or crazy. in a way he's calculating. this from general bob scales in the wall street jurm. this regime has been in power for almost 70 years and understands the value of the long game. mr. kim wants to play nuclear blackmail. it's evil, it's dangerous, potentially catastrophic. but it isn't unpredictable. in that sense, are we looking at this too much from a western standpoint, of what kim wants his regime, survival, ensure regime survival rather than what kim says he wants, unify the korean peninsula with pors? >> excellent point. as you say, we look at this and say, well, why do we want our nukes? we want them for deterrents, we're not going to use them in an offensive capability.
kim jong-un, remember that the core goal of his regime is the destruction of the south korean state. i'm concerned when kim becomes strong in his arsenal he'll blackmail the united states to break the alliance with south korea and get our service people off the peninsula so he can take over south korea. that's when he miscalculates, that's when this gets extremely dangerous. a lot of western analysts don't see it that way. kims tell us what they want to do and we're just oblivious to this. >> i was going to follow up and ask you what my dad asked me yesterday, which is should we be worried. after that answer i think we can skip the answer and just go with yes. thank you, sir. >> thanks, leland. >> good today you. heather? >> well, meanwhile the white house warning that any more threats from the rogue regime to the u.s. or its allies will be met with, quote, overwhelming force. the administration has not announced a specific plan for
handling north korea put repeatedly said all options are on the table. >> we heard the same thing from nikki haley at the un. president trump feeted the united states is considering in addition to other options stopping all trade with any country doing business with north korea. our man on the north lawn, kevin cork, live at the white house. kevin, have you seen anybody head in today, secretary of state tillerson, mattis, mcmaster, the national security advisor? >> you've been over here plenty of times, you know how it works. keeping our eye on the west exec and the walkway. so far not yet. this is a circumstance, leland, where theed a mshgs is speaking with one voice. time for talk is apparently over. and i say apparently, because as you heard from nikki haley, it is clear that the united states is pushing, not only the united nations but in particular china. as you point out with that tweet, if you won't act we're not afraid to act unilaterally.
that could have catastrophic consequences. the president tweeting today, south korea, finding as i told them talk of appeasement with north korea will not work. they only understand one thing, this is all happening in a morning where the president has actually had a conversation with his south korean counterparts speak buying telephone. all this coming after the north as you well know is conducting these various tests. we're up to six, now, leland. a big number. six nuclear tests. the latest on sunday, underground blast so strong it registered a 5.7 on the richter scale. and as you heard earlier on fox news, u.n. ambassador nikki haley said time for talk is over. >> to the members of the security council i must say enough is enough. when a rogue regime has a nuclear weapon and an icbm pointed at you, you do not take steps to lower your guard. no one would do that. we certainly won't. the time has come to exhaust all
diplomatic means to end this crisis. and that means quickly enacting the strongest possible measures here in the u.n. city council. only the strongest sanctions will enable us to resolve this problem through diplomacy. we have kicked the can down the road long enough. there is no more road left. >> wow, "no more road left." you heard what the president said on twitter about possibly ending trade with those who continue to do business with north korea. that wasn't exactly veiled, that was pointed directly at china. here's what their foreign min industry motionman is saying. what is unacceptable to us we work to peacefully resolve this issue and on the other hand our interests are subject to sanctions and jeopardized. this is unfair. the u.s. and china are massive trade partners. we know this. the numbers i think, bear repeating. we're talking about in 2016,
trade between the two countries was worth nearly $650 billion. it is clear that it's not just in china's economic interest, it's also in the region's interest that they do something to stop pyongyang. whether they act to do that is anyone's guest. >> chinese are floating a freeze proposal at the u.n., haley describing it as insulting. back to you if anything comes out from the white house in the next couple of hours. heather? >> with more on the president's response to north korea, let's bring in steven nelson, white house reporter for the washington examiner of the thank you for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> a lot of breaking developments on this story. but let's begin with president trump and his series of tweets, he did talk about halting all trade with countries doing business with north korea. also faulting south korea for what he called talk of appeasement. is he moving in the right direction, taking the correct steps?
>> he sent a tweet about cutting off all trade with countries doing business with north korea shortly after saying we'll see about attacking the north. neither option seems incredibly plausible. what appears to be emerging as a more likely step is secondary sanctions on companies that are outside of north korea and doing business with the country. >> for him, at least, the past three administrations we've had this issue, we have tried sanctions before. how do we know they will work this time around? what do we need to do differently? >> right, i mean, this is the question that people have thought about since 2006 when north korea launched -- had its first nuclear weapon test. if there was an easy answer it would have been arrived to by now. policy makers have to think about and consider, how can we enact tougher sanctions when there have been five previous rounds of attempting to stop north korea from doing this. >> we heard kevin cork speaking
there, he said this administration seems to be speaking with one voice. how important is that? >> well, of course the administration is taking perhaps a different approach than previous ones. president trump has made very clear that he views strength as a way to coerce north korea's compliance. secretary of defense mattis made that clear yesterday saying that the united states possessed the ability to destroy north korea if necessary. so that, the message is clear. there are no mixed messages from the trump administration. >> what about when it comes to targeting other countries, specifically dealing with russia and how they impact trade with north korea? >> well, of course that's under consideration. but we have to get back to the fact that this has been a long-running problem. and taking measures that haven't been taken so far, that's a difficult question. >> and how do we still manage to
be on good terms with south korea while at the same time as we began the conversation talking about their role in terms of appeasement and that not working. >> right. president trump of course was criticized for that tweet. and likely response probably is going to be the increased deployment of anti-missile technology to south korea and the show of continued u.s. support. so that of course is likely response as well. >> i don't know if you heard nikki haley within the past hour, she began her comments on north korea saying for 20 years the security council is taking actions against north korea's nuclear program. for more than 20 years north korea has defied their collective voice. what will it take for them to listen? >> if there was an easy answer it would have been arrived to by now. >> okay, thank you very much for joining us, steven nelson, appreciate it. >> thank you. >> we'll continue to watch the u.n. and white house.
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everyone is paying more at the pump. >> leland: across america everyone is paying more at the puch. gas supplies are tight. hurricane harvey shut down nearly 20% of u.s. refining capacity. prices at the pump already up double digits near two-year highs across much of america. fears of a shortage have caused long lines as you can see at gas
stations in texas right now. some refiners and distributors are coming back online from the chicago mercantile exchange on friday. gas futures began to fall just a little bit. oklahoma congressman mark wayne mullin of oklahoma, a member of the energy and commerce committee, with us now. good to see you mpbs that, for having me on. >> leland: are we out of the crisis mode, at least as it relates to gas supply and gas prices? >> i was on the phone with a lot of people yesterday. they're confident that the supplies are coming back up. they said we never had a shortage. woe just had a problem -- we just had a problem of delivering the product. we saw, look, we lost 31% of our capacity to refine product here in the united states. largest shutdown in u.s. history. there is a lot of knee jerk reaction. the pumps, prices went up around 20%. everything seems to be moving in the right direction right now.
you saw that the refineries are coming back online today. so we feel like there's more of a panic out there than there really is a need. i hope people take a deep breath, let the system work, and we will be back on full capacity before long. >> leland: we have heard the president talk about wanting to put america on a pads not to energy independence but energy dominance. does this show a weakness in that path? >> no, i think what it shows is that we need to diversify the areas to which we are refining products. for so long the permitting process to open refineries has been tedious and in some kwass outright impossible a lot of refineries are extremely aged. this, we should show the need to diversify the areas to which we refine them, hopefully get the permits up and going and get new refineries built. >> leland: where you talking about for new refineries? >> you can look right here in oklahoma. but that doesn't necessarily
mean that's where it has to be. where is the product being produced? product is being produced in the dakotas, you can go farther up north, farther inland. but a lot of times the piping system that delivers the product goes to one central area. that's been in houston. so, what we've been talking about is how can we diversify the areas. how can we help the epa get the permits approved. how can we encourage the refineries and companies that do the products. how can we encourage them to diversify the areas to which they're being delivered to. that's the direction we're going. what lessons can we learn. we're learning lessons to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> leland: as this works through congress, if there's any new refineries, come back and talk to us. >> we would love to, appreciate you taking the time to get this news out to the individuals out there. >> leland: great being with you. congrats on the good football weekend in oklahoma. >> that's right, always. refoot for both, oklahoma state and o.u. if they're both playing, i'm
oklahoma state. >> leland: the cowboys did well, appreciate it, all the best. >> yes, sir, thank you. >> heather: houston's mayor expressing optimism in the face of billions of dollars in damage. can america's fourth largest city function while recovering from harvey? a houston resident helping with recovery efforts joins us ahead. plus, peep from across the country responding to the need for donations to help harvey victims. how americans are coming together to do just that. up next. >> i kicked with a group of moms, going door-to-door to help with donations, they need help for years to come. we're doing our part. iness advir for tech advice. with one phone call, i get products that suit my needs and i get back to business. ♪
stepping up to help harvey victims. a truck filled with thousands of dollars took a 1,000 mile trip from denver. the red cross reports about 37,000 families are still staying in shelters across texas. heather? >> heather:ted harvey relief efforts coming from volunteers across the country. and joining storm survive0sors in texas, cleanup in high gear with some areas under water. despite the long road to recovery, houston's mayor says the city is open for business. joining us now, is summer hall, a houston resident, helping with recovery efforts. who is also a travel blogger. first of all, thank you for joinings. us mpbs thank you for having me. >> heather: begin with telling us what you have experienced there personally. >> i've experienced both seeing
intense devastation, feet and feet of water that have knocked down brick walls of homes, and how sands of homes. i've also seen a community just immediately rally person to person before big groups can get involved to make this better, to get us back on track. >> heather: we heard leland talking about 37,000 families living in shelters. were you displaced at all, what did you have to deal with? . personally we were super lucky. we don't live where it flooded. we had ceilings collapse, we have rooms with holes. but our house is livable. we were luckily in a position where we could help others instead of having to worry too much about us right now. >> heather: you seem so positive. and that feeling of positivity we've seen from just person after person there helping in texas. neighbor helping neighbor. how important is that in terms of long term? >> oh, you know, we live here.
and our story is by no means unique. i've seen so many people positive, even those who lost their houses. they're doing everything they can for themselves and others. and that's how we started, day one here. that's how we'll be long after the national attention turns to the next thing. >> heather: what is the greatest need that you are seeing right now? >> the greatest need right now changes minute to minute. that's why those people on the ground are the ones to help the most. i'm seeing things for gatorade, masks, gloves, dog crates, things like that. float the clothes and the stuffed animals but the things people need on put on themselves today. >> heather: with you see organizations, really individuals who have been raising so much money to help with these relief efforts, does it concern you that it won't go to the places where it's most needed and won't go directly to the people who can use it? >> i'm sure that most groups do their best and they'll do great
and help with those huge needs. that's why there's that balance of those of us who live here who are able to meet those exact needs we see. and work hand in hand with those big groups, that just have a lot of stuff they need to handle. >> heather: it is remarkable, you used the internet, so many other people have through this disaster, to reach out to people to connect people with others who can help them. tell us a little bit about your facebook postings? >> that's been really cool. my story isn't unique but we just started sharing what we were doing. our friends around the world who are connected thanks to facebook saw it. and wanted to send us money to keep us doing more. we're in the right place at the right time. i have friends as far away as new zealand pay pal us money to keep helping and sharing the needs that we're spotting. facebook has been tremendous with getting really specific needs met. really, really quickly. >> heather: it was amazing to
watch it unfold even as harvey hit where peep in other parts of the country were posting on facebook or twitter trying to find their loved ones or get help to them in their time of need. the social media definitely used for positive thing in this. >> absolutely. it's not just save lives. but it's really helping lives get back on track with specific needs, specific sizes, specific everything. it's been so helpful. it will keep being helpful. >> heather: summer, thank you so much, and our prayers with you and everyone in texas. appreciate it. >> thank you so much for your support. >> heather: well, fox news has been telling you how to help via the red cross. but summer, as you just heard, says there are several local charities that could also use help right now including the east texas dream center, summer says the river plantation command center has been helpful, and to help take care of local pets, go to operationpetsalive.org. also the montgomery county animal shelter needs help.
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>> heather: the u.n. security council just wrapping an emergency meeting on the north korea nuclear crisis. and our ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley making the case for taking a tough stand saying kim jong-un is, quote, begging for war. >> despite our efforts over the past 24 years, the north korean nuclear program is more advanced, and more dangerous, than ever. they now fire missiles over japanese air space. they now have icbm capabilities. they now claim to have tested a hydrogen bomb.
and just this morning, there are reports that the regime is preparing for yet another icbm launch. to the members of the security council i must say enough is enough. >> heather: brian is live for us at the united nations with more. brian? >> hi, heather. look, the u.s. ambassador nikki haley saying north korea has slapped everyone in the face on the security council, all 15 nations. she says this week they will negotiate a new security council resolution that they hope to vote for on monday. she said that the time is over for half measures. and that she expects and wants the strongest measures ever enacted against north korea. she noted that the security council has kicked this can down the road for long enough. she began her remarks listing time after time over the last 24 years she says the international community has tried and failed to talk to north korea.
now she said that all options are on the table for the united states. >> his abusive use of missiles and his nuclear threats show that he is begging for war. war is never something the united states wants. we don't want it now. our country's patience is not unlimited. >> now, both russia and china have both condemned north korea's recent nuclear tests. but russia has called for an ungent need for all sides to keep a cool head saying history has shown that the security council sanctions of not worked. they want be a immediate return to dialogue and negotiations. china called it a vicious cycle and called for the u.s. to adopt a plan they call freeze for freeze. they want the united states to stop military games with south korea and to remove thad defense missiles in return for north korea stopping missile tests.
u.s. ambassador nickie hay already says that's not going to happen. >> freeze for freeze is inculting when a rogue de jeem has a nuclear weapon, and an icbm pointed at you, you do not take steps to lower your guard. the united states will look at every country that does business with north korea as a country that is giving aid to their reckless and dangerous nuclear intentions. what we do on north korea will have a real impact on how other outlaw nations who seek nuclear weapons choose to conduct themselves in the future. the stakes could not be higher. >> the united states making it clear through the secretary of treasury, steve mnuchin, they're willing to act unilaterally to make sure they adopt sanctions and really stop all trade with countries doing trade with north korea. china is 90% of the trade with north korea. we shall see whether the united
states will act unilaterally. nikki haley with a strong message at the u.n. >> heather: and will china follow through. will they be held accountable if they do not. brian ginnis live for us, thank you. >> leland: a lot of news on the domestic front. fox news confirming that president trump will take action tomorrow on the obama era program known as daca. which protects young immigrants who were brought into this country illegally as children. the commander in chief expected to end the program with a six-month delay in implementing his decision. that would give congress time to step in and protect the 800,000 so-called dreamers in this country. joining us now, john jordan, conservative commentator and former naval intelligence officer and executive and resident from the american university school of public affairs and former ohio state senate minority leader. great to see you both. >> thank you. >> thank you.
>> leland: reasonable people agree congress has not had success lately in getting anything done. is this just a way to kick the can down the road for the administration? >> no, i think this is step one in a three-part process of the administration, they're undertaking as we go into the elections next year. daca by president obama's own admission is unconstitutional, executive overreach, separation of powers problem. president trump is delaying to it give congress time to act so no one is hurt, no one is harmed. that will effectively take away the argument by the left that president trump is anti-immigrant when in fact all he really seeks to do is even force existing immigration law within the bounds of the constitution. the second step is tax reform. you have to get upward pressure on wages before the mid-term and get it done by christmas of this year to be politically efficacious to wend through the economy. what they need to do next spring
is roll out to the country where we will have some sort of amnesty path to legalization, maybe a path to citizenship for 191 million people here outside of daca. at the same time you say there also has to be money for the wall. there has to be money to enforce -- close our borders. polls show even immigrants, the immigrant community, the ones, latinos here legally, do support immigration -- enforcement of the immigration laws. >> leland: hold on, hold on. we need to get capri in here. i'll let you choose one, two, three, what do you want to take issue with? >> you know honestly, i think that maybe the trump administration needs to listen to this gentleman here. i think that he is right about a number of things here. while maybe i don't necessarily agree with some of the campaign promises of the trump administration and i'm not a fan of his repeal of daca, i do agree that a six-month delay and allowing the congress to be able
to take this up, legislatively, to take away that constitutional issue and make sure that we protect the 800,000 people that were frankly not brought here, they did not come on their own volition. they were minors, brought here from not under their own control. and now they don't know any other country but the united states of america. >> leland: no one is arguing -- let me stop you there, capri. we all understand who the dreamers are. it is almost like a made for tv or made for the front page of the "new york times" story. it's already started. buzz feed down during the hurricane found a paramedic, the headline was paramedic who rescued harvey victims is a dreamer. if trump ends daca. they quoted him in between rescuing people and helping people who need dialysis, insulin or lifesaving medical machines. contreras didn't have a lot of time thinking about himself. quoted him as saying it was like getting an extra kick to the face when you're already down.
john, is this decision to send this to congress, the trump administration realizing they have an optics problem when it comes to the dreamers? >> well, they do of an optics problem. no doubt about that. >> no question. >> at the same time they have a legal problem. daca is unconstitutional, even by president obama's own admission. they have to clean it up. it is properly within the purview of congress to make this right. basically codifyca da legislatively. then it's fine. then we move on. >> leland: capri, is it in the democrats' best interest, forget the right thing to do, congress doesn't always do the right thing. >> unfortunately. >> leland: they do what is politically expedient. democrats in congress do they help republicans on this and help get to majorities in the house and senate where conservative republicans may not go along. or do they obstruct and allow the republicans to fall flat on their face on this? >> i think democrats need to step up. i've been saying this on a
number of issues including the repeal and replace of the affordable care act. we need to be part of the governing body. we cannot just obstruct. people are, these are real human beings. they count on government to be able to deliver. i say democrats need to work with republicans on this to make sure that we do have a strong package, to make sure that when they do codify daca it works. there are a number of people on the line and frankly as was talked about a little bit earlier i think that we do needs to have comprehensive immigration reform. democrats need to step up with the porkable solution for that as well. >> leland: if only it was two of you doing it sounds like we might have a chance at it. we'll see if any folks in washington share the sen tempts. thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> my pleasure. >> heather: officials warning looters in texas they will be arrested and channelled. that isn't stopping some of them. our next guest a texas resident is doing something about it himself. and from one extreme to another,
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to be okay. leland? >> leland: well, as we have been reporting, the devastation from hurricane harvey has brought out some of the very best in texans and americans. but we have seen people rescuing strangers, stranded in their homes or cars. but we have also seen the worst in human nature. people taking advantage of the situation by looting. you can see the signs that folks in texas have put up. you loot, we will shoot. and some texas residents are taking matters into their own hands to keep their friends safe. seth irwin from texas joins us now on the phone. he and his neighbors have taken up arms to protect their community that is surrounded by water. seth, appreciate you being with us. take us through, we know some of your friends' houses were broken into. how do your patrols try to prevent that? >> we have an outstanding group of fearless, driven resident.
regarding every instance, we only have about three, we're doing rounds 24/7. we have mobile patrols on foot and vehicles. running night vision binoculars and thermal cameras. everyone well armed. a lot of the firearms have been purchased from irvin's toy box. we're here to stop a threat. we aren't here to kill anyone. we're going to stop a threat. >> leland: have you found any looters yet, seth, have the signs and the guys in night vision and camo gear scared them off? >> i have a feeling this is not like hunting bigs. humans are very, very smart. and i don't know, they may be hiding out where we can't see. we're showing our presence. and i have a feeling that this is a big deterrent, the mass amounts of people we have helping out with security. >> leland: no kidding, it seems as though you look, we have some aerial pictures, the neighborhoods that you're in. are you really isolated on an
island there. i'm struck, your community isn't the only one that's doing this. the fort benton sheriff, tony nails in an interview over the weekend, he said about looters, there's a possibility you could leave this county in a bag. it appears though texas is taking a zero tolerance view toward looting. what sort of is the mandate you have given your men and the guys you're with in terms of how you're going to try and prevent this. are you driving around, is it static posts, what is the order of the day? >> we have a few guys, everybody is in teams of two. everybody is armed. we've got three static posts. and we have probably five to ten mobile posts. i don't think anybody is going to get by us. >> leland: it doesn't sound like it. quickly, seth, where are you guys in the cleanup process, did you stay dry and just isolated?
or at the same time are you protecting your homes while trying to muck them out? >> so, we started this effort on tuesday, and we've been watching water now. we've got all our low spots on the levees built up. and we're pretty confident that we're going to keep the water out. we're watching our efforts to keep everything secure, keeping loolters out but still watching the water levels. holding steady on east and west side. we're just surrounded by water right now. we're in a fishbowl and staying dry. >> leland: pretty incredible that you protect your community by building the levee and afterwards from looters. seth, god's speed and looters beware if you're near seth irwin's neighborhood, i'd stay away. >> thank you, sir. >> heather: they will stay safe. with cleanup under way from hurricane harvey, health concerns are growing. those floodwaters are full of sewage, all sorts of toxins.
>> leland: we have seen the damage harvey has done. catastrophic. one thing that we may not be able to see is exactly how this storm will affect the health of survivors and rescuers. >> heather: there are a number of concerns ranging from floodwater injuries to mold, threat of mosquitos and that standing water and lack of drug access. not to mention the strain that all of this puts on a person's mental health.
so let's bring in dr. buck parker, emergency and trauma surgeon, he can talk to us about this. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. hb first, the stanning water. 11 mill trillion gallons of water. the concern of whats in it. >> the biggest problem right now, the biggest health concern is the sewage in the water. so the sewage actually mixes with the rain water. that brings bacteria. a couple of big bacteria, e. coli in the sewage water, causes bad diarrhea illness, sometimes we see it in meat outbreaks, the meat gets recalled. that's the same kind of bacteria can be found in the sewage water. we can have mild, moderate, or severe or deadly diarrhea
illness, him rajic or bloody with the e. coli. the second is a skin and soft tissue infection. people are out there rummaging around, getting abrags and lacerations, getting the sewage water in the skin, underneath the skin, that can cause soft tissue infections. those can be mild, moderate, or severe or something we call necrotizing fasciitis or the flesh eating bacteria. >> say that you are impacted by either one of those. there's a whole other issue of lack of access to immediate healthcare right now. lack of drug access. >> absolutely. that's a big problem. some folks actually, you know, a lot of folks are displaced from their homes rather quickly. they bring some of their medication but not all of it. they're now a few days out. they don't have, say, insulin, blood pressure medication, they don't have inhalers. at this time, a week out, we're
getting those people who don't have their usual medications. they can have high blood pressure which can lead to stroke, heart attack, things like that. inhalers, without inhalers, you have bad respiratory illness. bad asthma. those are a big problem. >> heather: the cleanup effort is going on for a long time. the impact of harvey, for years people have said. talk about the long term health implications. specifically mental health. >> yeah. so, right now we kind of have the short term. the long term really, if you're displaced from your home, you know, not able to get back there, you lose all your belongings, you may lose your job as well, you don't have the usual family unit or whatever you are used to. this is a big stressor. just like the big stressors in life. >> heather: so much. >> that can cause depression, suicide, things like that. it's a big problem.
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