Harvey weakens to depression, rain continues

Houston Texans star JJ Watt's viral post helps raise $10M for Harvey victims

The last one to hit was Hurricane Wilma in 2005, the same year Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of New Orleans. Watt keeps blowing past and raising his targets.

And it wasn't the first time that his comments to the people affected by this storm fell short. The storm is expected to continue dumping huge amounts of rain in the coming days over already flood-hit areas. "Please keep sharing. Please keep donating". You can also send checks to your local Salvation Army.

Residents use a canoe to navigate through flood waters brought by Tropical Storm Harvey in Northwest Houston, Texas, U.S. August 30, 2017.

"I'm just a guy trying to organize it", Watt said.

Hurricane Harvey rescue workers are getting an assist from the Houston Texans. "I think the only good thing that could possibly come out of a game on Thursday would be a massive fundraiser". Depending on the area hit and the strength of each of these factors, the damage - and lives lost - can vary greatly.

In a Facebook post, the mayor of Port Arthur, Derrick Freeman, wrote, "Our whole city is underwater".

As the water rises in the creeks and reservoirs, people are sharing before and after pictures from ground zero to highlight the stark differences. The move releases emergency government funding and other assistance.

Record-breaking rainfall has occurred in parts of Texas, including Beaumont, which has been drenched by more than 40 inches of rain between Aug. 26 and Aug. 29.

Amy Adams Strunk, Tennessee Titans owner and a Houston native, has reportedly donated $1m to Watt's campaign, while Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul has also pledged $50,000.

On Thursday morning, Watt tweeted that the fundraiser had surpassed $10 million. "So, we're going to try and set up - literally, it's going to be open up the back of a semi truck and start handing out water, start handing out clothes".

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank will match up to $1 million in donations. "But, our neighbors are still taking it on the chin". ExxonMobil did that in association with its two damaged refineries.

Golfer Stacy Lewis said she'd give 100% of her winnings at this week's Portland Classic to victims.

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