Harvey weakens to a tropical depression

Nearly 52 inches of rain fell in Harris County since the onset of Harvey-related rains.

"It's crazy how it's the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and now Hurricane Harvey has definitely devastated Houston, Texas, and a lot of people in the surround areas", he continued. "And that's for the first time in several days".

"The level of preparedness is better than it's ever been before", he told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Wednesday. The former model left Washington in a pair of black stiletto heels, but arrived in Texas sporting white sneakers and a black cap that read "FLOTUS".

Meanwhile, the Texas community of Port Arthur found itself increasingly isolated on Wednesday as Harvey's rains flooded most major roads out of the city and swamped a storm shelter. The city is also bringing additional police from other regions. And in this area, we know something about floods. "So, I just want to thank you on behalf of myself, the first lady, the governor".

Moody's Analytics is estimating the economic cost from Harvey for south east Texas at $US51 billion to $US75 billion.

"The Houston Texans sincerely appreciate the support shown by the Dallas Cowboys and our NFL family during this difficult time".

"So if the sun comes out Sunday afternoon it will actually be pretty nice overall", Edwards said.

Some refiners in Corpus Christi that shut down ahead of the storm were looking to restart, but heavy rains were expected to last through Wednesday, adding to catastrophic flooding.

As thousands of people fled their deluged homes, Houston's mayor, Sylvester Turner, imposed a curfew amid reports of looting and armed robberies. It is thus far the single deadliest incident resulting from the storm.

Sandra Bullock donated $1 million to the American Red Cross for storm relief. FEMA has also compiled a list of numbers and other resources, The Mary Sue blog has a list of ways to help, as does the Houston Chronicle.

Within hours the initial goal was met, so Watt decided to push the effort further, and set a new goal for $500,000.

But those all are issues for another day. Volunteer Now is one of NBC 5's partner non-profit agencies.

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