UN extends solidarity to flood-devastated Texas after record-shattering rainfall

30 August 2017

The United Nations is reacting to the devastating images from Tropical Storm Harvey, which has affected an area the size of Spain in the southern United States, and which is likely to worsen in the coming hours as the rain continues.

Secretary-General António Guterres is following the developments in Texas "with great concern," according to a statement from his spokesperson.

"The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life and extends his condolences to the Government and people of the United States of America," the spokesperson said. "He wishes those injured a speedy recovery".

Mr. Guterres, who is currently in the Middle East on an official visit with Israeli and Palestinian authorities, added that his thoughts are with all the victims and the first responders.

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