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Hi. I`m Carl Azuz for CNN 10, a cost-free
online show that explains the news.

First today, an update for you on the situation
in the U.S. state of Texas, following a powerful

hurricane that has flooded much of its southeastern
gulf coast. Texas Governor Greg Abbott says
officials have just started responding to

the storm. Though rainfall is usually measured
in inches,

several parts of the state are reporting it
in feet.

The sheriff`s office in Harris County where
the city of Houston is wants people who need

to be rescued to hang towels or sheets from
doors and

windows so they can be spotted. Addresses
are hard to find in all the water. Thousands

of people have been rescued.
Civilians are volunteering time and boats
to help officials get folks to safety. Rescuers

say in some cases, panic-stricken people are
rushing

rescue boats as the waters continue to rise.
The U.S. government estimates that Tropical

Storm Harvey will drive 30,000 people to shelters
and more

rain is expected.
When you think of the word hurricane, you
think of the wind. It`s how we categorize

a hurricane, cat one, cat two,
cat three. Look at this terrible category
four hurricane damage. That`s what we talk

about.
But believe it or not, only 8 percent of all
the fatalities in the U.S. over the past 50

years have been directly from wind.
More people are killed by water, either salt
water flooding because of surge like Katrina,

or fresh water flooding because of flash flooding,
inland flooding like hurricane Matthew.
Many flash flood fatalities are preventable.
Experts recommend moving to higher ground

and avoiding walking or driving through water.
At least seven people have been killed by
the storm. For ideas on how to help, by donating

things like money, blood or clothing,
CNN.com/impact outlines ways to impact your
world.

Harvey has prompted flood watches and warnings,
as far east as New Orleans, Louisiana. U.S.

President Donald Trump who plans to visit
Texas on Tuesday

has approved federal assistance for Louisiana
as well. The effects of all this could be

felt throughout the eastern seaboard.
Rain and flooding inundating the heart of
America`s oil industry. A third of America`s

oil
refineries are on the Texas coast. Harvey
forced oil rig evacuations and 10 key refineries

to shut down. One of those refineries, ExxonMobil`s
Bay

Town refinery, the second largest in the country,
this idles about 2.2 million barrels of oil

per day offline.
Now, the disruption means higher gas prices.
U.S. gasoline futures spiked 7 percent to

a two-year high overnight. Expect prices at
the pump to rise

5 cents to 15 cents over the next week, especially
in the South, the Southeast, and the Mid-Atlantic.

Higher gas prices are just one of the
potential costs of Harvey. The storm also
threatens the economy in Texas. The state`s

unemployment rate just begun to fall after
spiking last year in

that collapse in oil prices and oil jobs.
Extended oil closures could hurt the state`s
progress, so could rebuilding. Early estimates

of property damage put a $40 billion price
tag on Harvey,

$20 billion worth in just Houston. It`s one
of the most densely populated areas in the

U.S.
Ten-second trivia:
Which of these retail stores was founded first?
The Limited, Wet Seal, Rue 21, or Payless?
You got to go back to 1956 to get to the first
Payless shoe store, making that retailer the

oldest on this list.
But there`s something all those companies
have in common. They`ve been closing stores

nationwide.
In 2017, more than 300 retailers have filed
for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. That doesn`t necessarily

mean they`ll go out of business. Some will
be

able to stay open while they reorganize and
come up with a new plan to pay their debt.

But the Limited no longer has any stores.
In January, it closed the 250 that were left.

Wet Seal wasn`t able to turn its business
around and closed its 171 stores in February.

RadioShack is another casualty. It`s been
around since the 1920s, but it shut down most

of its remaining locations in March.
Payless announced closures the very next month.
That company closed more than 500 of its stores,

though it still has thousands open.
And in May, Rue 21 said it would close a third
of its stores.

So, why is all this happening? These retailers
have the same problem, consumers aren`t shopping

enough at traditional retail locations. They`re
doing more and more of their shopping online.
And this change isn`t just affecting fashion
or specialty companies. It`s hitting department

stores, Macy`s, Kohl`s, JCPenney had been
hurt, as

competition increases from companies like
Amazon and Walmart, which stepped up its online

offerings over the past year.
Sears Holding said earlier this year that
it`s not sure it can stay in business and

this month, Sears announced plans to close
28 additional Kmart

stores in the days ahead. That`s in addition
to the 180 Sears and Kmart locations that

have already closed in 2017.
But while things may look down for Sears,
it`s definitely not out. Its leaders are still

trying to turn things around. They`ve been
selling or

licensing their famous brands like Craftsman
and Kenmore, and announcing plans to sell

some products on Amazon.
Sears has been spinning off or creating independent
companies from divisions like Lands` End.

And Sears has less long term debt and more
cash

on hand than it did in January. Those are
two hopeful signs for the historic American

company.
According to the U.S. government, there are
more than 100,000 children in America who

lived in homeless shelters. When a teacher
named Jennifer Cox

started volunteering at one, she says she
saw that the services they provided were mostly

geared to adults and that kids weren`t really
getting

much chance to be kids. So, she started a
non-profit group that`s helped more than a

thousand kids living around Baltimore, Maryland.
And today, she`s a CNN hero.
More than 100,000 children in the U.S. live
in homeless shelters.

My family`s space is right here and those
two beds right there.

I guess we`ll make some grass.
I live here with my mom, my two brothers and
my sister.

The hardest part about living in the shelters,
I get no privacy. I have a hard time falling

asleep because everybody is too loud.
I`ve been a teacher for many years and I`ve
noticed that some of my students live in homeless

shelters.
How are you?
A lot of these kids are in survival mode and
they don`t feel they`re deserving or worthy

of being successful. It broke my heart.
So, I started a program that brings health
and wellness activities and fitness education

to children living in homeless shelters.
Shelter life is geared for programs and case
management for adults. So, we wanted to be

there to bring something to the kids.
Everything we`re doing today is for whom?
You.

They are experiencing their stressful, turbulence
situations and our goal is to make it better

and more manageable for them.
I love that. That`s great. Good job.
We also provide weekly donation of healthy
food and other necessities for the children.

Which one is your favorite? The marshmallow?
The biggest element that is missing from these
kids` lives is a positive sense of self.

Why is it important to share?
It`s like you`ve shown them that you really
care about them.

COX: We`re striving to teach children how
to develop confidence and skills that will

leave them to succeed in life.
Take a deep breath, so feel really big like
--

They taught me how to do meditation. It clears
my mind and relaxes my body and it gives away

my anger or stress that`s happening
over there.
We show the children that they are worthy.
They can be powerful as individuals and the

path that they choose to take (INAUDIBLE)
for

themselves.
There`s bad coffee, good coffee, expensive
coffee and at this cafe in South Korea, there`s

artistic coffee. For a little less than seven
bucks, Lee Kang-bin can turn a cup of joe
into a coffee of a famous artwork. He calls

it cream art and says he studied coffee more
than he

studied drawing. He only works with cold coffee
because he says doing this week with a hot

cup can cause the flavor to change. It takes
him about an

hour for his most intricate creations.
Now, some might say that`s a latte time, that
waiting on that could mocha them cafe-o-late.

But this artist keeps his cup (ph) tune up,
after all,

he`s making macchiarto and brewing up an incredible
way to expresso himself.

I`m Carl Azuz, serving up news and puns on
CNN 10.

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