Harvey Downgraded To Tropical Storm

Harvey is being downgraded to a Tropical Storm and more rain is expected to pound Texas. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said two to three more feet of rain could fall on the Corpus Christi and Houston areas as Tropical Storm Harvey slowly moves through the state. That comes as the area has already been hit with 20 inches of rain.

The storm now has top winds of 70 miles per hour as it made its way inland.

Recovery and rescue operations are underway and the Red Cross has set up 21 shelters with a population of more than 14-hundred, with 42 more shelters on stand-by. The National Weather Service says parts of Texas "may be uninhabitable" for weeks or months.

Harvey was a Category Four hurricane when it hit the Texas Gulf Coast, but is now a Tropical Storm.

The mayor of Rockport, Texas, is calling damage in his city "catastrophic." Mayor Charles Wax says some structures are a total loss as the city is experiencing widespread devastation. Power lines are down all over the city. Homes, businesses and schools are heavily damaged. Cellphone service has also been lost, hampering emergency response.

Even reporters from a TV station in Austin covering the storm had to hunker down in a local hotel.

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