Houston Mayor Announces Curfew After Floods

Authorities in Houston announced the immediate imposition of a night-time curfew on Tuesday as the city tries to head off looting in the wake of epic flooding in Texas.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner issued an updated curfew time on Twitter from 00:00 (05:00 GMT) until 05:00 (10:00 GMT), starting two hours later than previously announced in order "to allow volunteers and others to do their great work.

"We have thousands of people who are out of their homes, in shelters, waiting for water to subside," Turner told a press conference earlier.

"Because of the current situation, and the fact that so many people are out of their homes, and power is out, and still it is dangerous to be on the roads late at night, I have decided to impose a curfew starting immediately tonight."

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