Harvey, now tropical storm, expected to hover for days

People push a stalled pickup through a flooded street in Houston after Tropical Storm Harvey dumped heavy rains Sunday Aug. 27 2017

Traffic lights uprooted by the wind in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Forecasts called for Harvey to move along Texas and up through Louisiana, with storm surges of 13 feet and more than three feet of rain expected in some areas. Most victims were in Louisiana, but neighbouring MS also was hard hit.

The dawning day revealed a broken moonscape of debris and twisted trees.

According to the Associated Press, about 10 people were transported to a local jail for medical treatment after the roof collapsed at a local senior center, trapping people inside. Officials there told The Weather Channel that the loss of cellular coverage was hindering rescue work at this time.

The Department of Criminal Justice says inmates from the Ramsey, Terrell, and Stringfellow Units in Rosharon are being taken by bus to other prisons in East Texas. "4 (hurricane) right on the nose, and we'd appreciate everyone's prayers".

Hurricane Harvey roared into Texas overnight north of this city as the most powerful hurricane to strike Texas in 56 years, flooding low-lying coastal areas, leaving tens of thousands of people without power and promising that stragglers who didn't evacuate would wake up to disaster today. It made landfall again later on the northeastern shore of Copano Bay.

Bossert also touted Trump's abilities to lead the federal government as the nation awaited what will be its first Category 3 hurricane to make landfall in nearly 12 years.

VICTORIA, Texas ― Hurricane Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday afternoon, but meteorologists are warning that the storm still carries the potential for "catastrophic and life-threatening flooding".

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By dawn, more than half a metre of rain had fallen in some places.

Hurricane Harvey is Donald Trump's first major natural disaster as president.

In 2005, Bush faced severe criticism after FEMA appeared unprepared for the devastating damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina.

Mr Trump said he had signed a disaster proclamation which "unleashes the full force of government help" shortly before Harvey made landfall.

President Trump tweeted Friday that he is monitoring the storm from Camp David.

Even with winds gradually decreasing, state and city officials are still urging drivers to keep off the roads for now. In addition, scientists expect that as human-caused global warming continues and the atmosphere holds more moisture, tropical storms and hurricanes will produce heavier rains.

Flash flood warnings and watches remained in effect for parts of southeastern Texas, Aug. 26, 2017.

Abbott said roughly 338,000 power outages have been reported, and it may be days before power is restored, as crews have to wait until winds are below a certain level to safely address the problem.

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