Torrential rain and 'catastrophic flooding' to hit Texas — Hurricane Harvey

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Trump later announced he is planning to make a trip to Texas, but right now "the focus must be life and safety".

It says it received a mayday notification Saturday from crew members aboard the Belle Chase, Sandy Point, and Sabine Pass.

Rockport Mayor Charles "C.J".

More than a dozen Texas counties were under a tornado watch Saturday night. Schools were also damaged. You can help animals by volunteering for the Animal Defense League of Texas or by donating to the Humane Society of North Texas. It has since weakened to a Category 1 storm. Forecasters warn of potentially catastrophic flooding in the coming days.

Residents help woman come out of the window after Hurricane Harvey destroyed her apartment, pictured August 26, 2017.

More than 1,000 people have been rescued in flooded parts of Houston, as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to batter Texas with heavy rains.

Corpus Christi's marina has been left nearly unscathed, save an awning ripped from a restaurant entrance and a wooden garbage bin uprooted and thrown. The city, about 31 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, had peak wind surges of more than 125 mph, according to the National Weather Service. "I don't think I need to tell anyone at this point that this is a very, very serious and unprecedented storm".

"It is also estimated that approximately 25.94 percent of the natural gas production of 3,220 million cubic feet per day, or 835 million cubic feet per day in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut-in", a BSEE report said. "Good news is that we have great talent on the ground".

One person died in a house fire in the town of Rockport, which took a direct hit from Hurricane Harvey and had streets flooded and strewn with power lines and debris. The last hurricane to strike Texas was Ike in September 2008.

Video released by the US Department of Defense shows Coast Guard personnel rescuing four people who were aboard a commercial boat.

- Wednesday, 10 a.m., Harvey regenerates into a tropical depression about 535 miles (860 kilometers) southeast of Port O'Connor, Texas, with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (56 kph).

Rebuilding those homes after the storm could cost up to $40 billion, the firm estimates.

"This could easily be one of the worst flooding disasters in U.S. history", Weather Channel meteorologist Greg Postel wrote on Twitter.