Not storm victims - volunteers. South of Houston in Brazoria County, the swollen Brazos River continued a slow push toward the Gulf of Mexico and was expected to rise to a 32-foot crest by sometime Tuesday morning. Nearby Beaumont, Texas, population 120,000, was struggling to restore its drinking water. Instead of packing lunches and shedding a tear that we had a new kindergartener, we were in a panic to move everything we had of value upstairs.
When asked about the devastating flooding still covering much of the region, he replied: "The flooding?"
Some of the tens of thousands of people forced into shelters by Harvey will attend the Astros game where Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner will throw out the first pitch and a moment of silence in planned for those who perished.
At another shelter at the city's Convention Center, which housed thousands at the peak of the crisis, University of Houston cheerleaders shook pom-poms and the school's furry cougar mascots stopped by to lift spirits.
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An estimated 156,000 dwellings in Harris County, or more than 10 per cent of all structures in the county database, were damaged by flooding, according to the flood control district for the county, which includes Houston.
"We want to do it better than ever before", he said. In every film segment, we saw people of every size, shape, and skin color; in every interview, we heard, along with our own regional twang, the distinct accents of a multitude of world dialects; sometimes, we saw the unmistakeable signs of a variety of world religions. Get them to work a little harder and work a little longer.
The next day, during a visit to Missouri to call on Congress to pass sweeping tax cuts, Trump spoke directly about the people impacted by the storm, and has been making a point to humanize his remarks in the days since.
The storm had lost most of its tropical characteristics but remained a source of heavy rain that threatened to cause flooding as far north as Indiana.
"When one part of America hurts, we all hurt".
And the Trumps have promised to cut a $1 million check to Texas recovery efforts, Sanders, the White House press secretary, announced Thursday. If Houston's population dwindles, its economy will also drag, and that's bad for Texas.
The first couple also will stop by a disaster relief center and meet with members of the Texas congressional delegation, as the administration is pushing for an initial $7.9 billion disaster relief package.
Harvey ended a record-long gap between Category 3 (or stronger) landfalls in the United States: 4,323 days elapsed between Hurricane Wilma's landfall in Florida in October 2005 and Hurricane Harvey's first landfall in Texas. Make sure you are going to redcross.org rather than donateredcross.org or redcross.com, for example.
"Sticking a match in their butt".
The real estate business owned by Jared Kushner's family owes "hundreds of millions of dollars on a 41-story office building on Fifth Avenue".
"These are people that have done a fantastic job of getting things together", he said as people stood near ripped-out drywall and trash bags piled high at their curbs. But then the adrenaline comes to a screeching halt and the overwhelming sadness of potentially losing so much, the fear of not knowing what tomorrow will bring, and the trembling begins over being put in a position of such great need. Volunteers had set up shade tents with water and food and were helping residents remove the wreckage.
In case you missed Rachel's report on this last night; "A federal judge in San Antonio on Wednesday blocked Texas from enforcing its ban on so-called sanctuary cities, questioning the constitutionality of a law that has pitted Republican state leaders against several Democratic-leaning cities".