This Footage From Hurricane Harvey's Eye Wall is Insane

A car is submerged on a freeway flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday Aug. 27 2017 near downtown Houston Texas. The remnants of Hurricane Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into Houston on Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people

The storm is drifting to the southwest at 4km/h, dumping intense rainfall - about 40-60cm - during the week to Friday over the upper Texas coast and southwestern Louisiana.

"I don't need to tell anyone this is a very, very serious and unprecedented storm", Mr. Turner said at a news conference. They headed to a Best Western, only to be evacuated from there and forced to move to another hotel.

Corpus Christi was pounded with heavy rain and blustering winds.

Tropical Storm Harvey continues to pound parts of Texas with rain. The flood program - which received major bailouts in 2005 and 2012 and is due to expire next month - has more than $60 billion in policies in force just in Harris County, which includes Houston.

With 1 to 2 feet of additional rainfall expected, the flooding is sure to worsen, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). To donate visit redcross.org, call 1- 800-RED CROSS or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation. The town of Rockport has about 100,000 residents. Damaging flooding from heavy rain also socked Houston in the fall of 2015.

Downed powerlines and trees littered Corpus Christi's streets Saturday and many traffic lights remained out of service, police said.

Hurricane Harvey is pounding Texas, bringing damaging winds and life-threatening flooding.

Flood victims at a shelter in the George R. Brown Convention Center during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
Flood victims at a shelter in the George R. Brown Convention Center during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

More than 200,000 homes sit in the hurricane's path, according to analytics firm CoreLogic's estimate on Friday. Twenty percent of homes in Nueces County, where the coastal city of Corpus Christie is located, are covered.

The National Hurricane Center has warned that Harvey could maintain tropical storm strength through late Sunday (27 August) and then weaken into a tropical depression by Thursday (31 August).

Since its arrival on the Texas coast, now-Tropical Storm Harvey dropped more than 24 inches of rain in the Houston area and some of the surrounding counties.

Houston has had great success reducing rates of homelessness in the city, about 3,400 people remain homeless in the city - many of whom were still vulnerable to the storm despite efforts of the Red Cross and other local organizations to help them find shelter.

Harvey slammed into the Texas coast overnight on Friday with winds of up to 130mph before dropping swiftly from a category four storm to a much less severe category one.

President Donald Trump signed a disaster proclamation from the Camp David retreat and tweeted on Saturday morning that the government was 'closely monitoring' the storm. But Rockport Volunteer Fire Department Chief Steve Sims said early Saturday that firefighters were hunkered down at the city's fire station waiting for conditions to improve to assess the damage.

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