Hobby had standing water on the runway and said the arrivals area was flooded.
Sutarwalla said he has not seen a hurricane this strong since 2008.
SCHNEIDER: And in fact, we're expected to have it intermittently throughout the day and probably for the next few days, which is the real worry because, you know, you can manage like this for maybe a day or two.
Among them was Raeann Barber, who came to Houston with nothing but the nightgown on her back. The National Hurricane Center warned against any travel.
"It's possible the New Orleans area could see and additional 5" to 10" of rain by the end of the week and a flash flood watch is in effect for that region.
"You cannot put 6.5 million people on the road". If you have a life-threatning emergency, 911 is the best way to capture your request and make sure it is properly dispatched.
Moses Juarez, left, and Anselmo Padilla wade through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas.
Red Cross spokesperson Barbara Behling says one of the Green Bay volunteers is on scene and running a mega-shelter in Houston. I have a lot of family out there, have checked up on as many people as I possibly can.
Some rivers in the Houston area were at around eight to ten feet (2.4-3 meters) over their banks, WBTV reported.
Local officials said Saturday one person was killed when a house caught fire in the Rockport area, where Harvey made landfall late Friday.
And NOAA listed that as being in a major flood stage several hours ago. Rita had been predicted to hit Houston but ended up making landfall well east of the city.
Images of the destruction show displaced residents, toppled over trucks and homes destroyed beyond repair.
Using a satellite phone from CNN staff, Mitchell was able to reconnect with his father in an incredibly emotional phone call.
People walk though flooded streets in Houston.
Thousands of homes are without electricity. The death toll is expected to rise as the storm lashes the US state for days, triggering more floods, tidal surges and tornadoes.
The storm hit Texas Friday as a Category 4 hurricane and has slowly moved in a northeast direction since.
Once details were finalized, more information would be available, she said.