Pray For Houston As ‘Houston’s Worst Flood’ Is Only Going To Get Worse
At least five deaths and more than a dozen injuries have been reported by Sunday in the aftermath of Harvey.
Harvey starting off as a violent hurricane, now a tropical storm, continues to pound the region with an unprecedented amount of rain, and its expected to continue doing so for the next couple of days, causing catastrophic flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said during a news conference Sunday afternoon that Texas has now activated 3,000 National and State Guard members to combat the severe flooding and damage resulting from the storm. Abbott added that 500 vehicles and 14 aircrafts have been put into service.
Rainwater threatens to bring more flooding into the city in the coming days as it trickles down from other parts of the state.
Flights from William P. Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental airports have been halted due to standing water on the runways, according to Fox 26 Houston.
Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane late Friday night, but downgraded to a tropical storm by Saturday.
Trump announced on Sunday he will be heading to Texas as soon as possible and praised emergency crews and government officials for search and rescue efforts.
“I will be going to Texas as soon as that trip can be made without causing disruption. The focus must be life and safety,” Trump tweeted.
Harvey arrived as the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in 13 years and the strongest to strike Texas since 1961’s Hurricane Carla, the most powerful Texas hurricane on record.