Hurricane Harvey Sets Record for Tropical Storm Rainfall

The storm, which made landfall as a major hurricane on Friday, has dumped 49.2 inches of rain in a suburb of Houston, the National Weather Service announced on Tuesday.

With neighbouring Louisiana squarely in the storm's path, Harvey, now a tropical storm, is pressing eastward and is expected to make landfall again late today or early tomorrow.

President Trump turned his first visit to storm-ravaged Texas Tuesday into pseudo-campaigning, as he boasted about crowd sizes and TV ratings while surveying the wreckage from Tropical Storm Harvey. "Anyone who comes there, we'll let in". The government has helped deliver more than 2.5 million meals and two million liters of water, he said.

Two Indian students were critical after they almost drowned in Lake Bryan while they were reportedly swimming.

The community members have either voluntarily abandoned their homes or have been evacuated to safer places, after flood water dangerously entered their homes, in a few cases touching the roof.

Images of Bush looking down at the flooding in New Orleans from Air Force One also gave the impression that he was detached from the horrific conditions on the ground. "The American Red Cross is the most effective organization to put this contribution to work as it quickly brings recovery and relief efforts to those residents hardest hit by this devastating storm". He said at a news conference in Baton Rouge that he expects Texas officials to decide within 48 hours whether to accept the offer.

- Houston police have rescued at least 3,400 people in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey - and that number is expected to rise, Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted Tuesday morning.

The city's public schools were closed, along with six universities and a medical school.

The situation is so dire that the governor has activated the entire Texas National Guard. You can help stock the Houston Food Bank, the Food Bank of Corpus Christi and the Texas Diaper Bank.

Engineers began releasing water from the 70-year-old Addicks and Barker reservoirs on Monday to ease the strain on the dams.

Wyoming Mayor Jack Poll: "Having dealt with the impact of severe weather incidents in the last couple years, our thoughts and prayers go out to our colleague Mayor Turner and all those in Houston who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey".

Oil and gas companies have shut down about a quarter of their production in the Gulf of Mexico.

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