Residents of Beaumont, Texas, still without drinking water

The city's more than 100,000 residents lack access to drinking water after the system was flooded by Harvey.
2:13 | 09/03/17

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Let's move from Houston to Beaumont, Texas, the situation is dire. The city of more than 100,000 people is entering its fourth day without the necessity of clean drinking water. Kenneth Moton is in Houston with the struggle to supply the city. Reporter: Good morning. People in Beaumont are trying to decide whether they should leave. Emergency in Beaumont, Texas. 100,000 people without dripging water. The system flooded. And the swollen river. Seven feet above the record level. This is the toughest challenge I'm sure. You have done the rescues. Gotten through the hurricane. Now trying to sustain the life. Sustain the life. Get the water back on. That's the number one priority. Reporter: The raging floodwaters are slow to recede. It could be days and weeks before they can inpekt the pumps and make repairs. The city, state, and feds are getting drinking water in. This is being used to drop off and pick up large pal lets of drinking water. This point serves 6,000 vehicles in ten hours. We have seen a huge number of people just come together in in community. And all across the state of tk, to help each other out during this time of disaster. Reporter: The line stretching for miles. Clean water, a hot commodity. Hot meals right now, rare. The owner of this seafood restaurant giving one plate of food per car for free. You're popular today. I don't want to be popular. I just want to help. Reporter: Residents thankful for the help. This is a blessing right there. Reporter: Beaumont has brought in pumps to move water to its treatment facility. It's doing very little. For now, the city keeps happeneding out bottles of water and pray for the river to go down faster. So many people offering hand to help. Thank you so much. We want to turn to

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