Do you intend to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims?

Do you intend to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims?

The storm has so far caused damage in the tens of billions of dollars, making it one of the costliest U.S. natural disasters.

"The water is receding here, but we are not sure if it's going to come back", Allen said.

Thousands of emergency rescue team officials have continuously been on their toes, helping people affected by the catastrophic deluge, which President Donald Trump has called "epic" during a visit to the state yesterday.

"We are a very resilient people down here".

"Once we get this thing inland during the day, it's the end of the beginning", Feltgen said.

Federal officials estimate that up to half a million people in Texas will ultimately require some form of assistance - but for now the focus remains immediate disaster relief, with many lives still at stake.

The hurricane center said Harvey should weaken to a tropical depression by tonight. Motiva, which is owned by Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company of Saudi Arabia, said it was dealing with restrictions in the flow of crude oil coming in and products such as gasoline going out through pipelines and ports.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner imposed a curfew from 12 5 a.m. amid reports of looting, armed robberies and people impersonating police officers.

Meteorologists said the sprawling city would soon get a chance to dry out. "We don't want to do that.We'll congratulate each other when it's all finished".

Analysts are predicting the economic cost of Harvey could reach $75bn (£38bn) in southeast Texas alone.

The storm has affected almost one-fifth of USA refining capacity, sparking concerns about gasoline supply.

At $2.40 per gallon, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, AAA confirmed the national gas price average was six cents more expensive on the week, and one of the largest one-week increases recorded this summer.

The game was moved to Arlington after Hurricane Harvey caused severe flooding in Houston. "'Woe is Houston?' That just encourages us further", he wrote on Twitter.

Residents of low-lying New Orleans were reminded of the tragedies of Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago.

Houston police confirmed that a 60-year-old officer drowned in his patrol vehicle after he became trapped in high water while driving to work. This as-big-as-Texas effort earned Houston this newspaper's Texan of the Year designation for 2005.

So far, the storm has killed 19 people and caused over $US3 billion ($A3.8 billion) in property damage.

According to local media reports, four volunteer rescuers are also missing after their boat was swept away by a fast-moving current.

State offices in 28 parishes and most Baton Rouge area schools won't open Wednesday in anticipation of possible severe weather.

The storm came ashore before dawn just west of Cameron, Louisiana, bringing maximum sustained winds near 45 miles per hour (72 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

The national Storm Prediction Center said a few tornadoes were expected to develop Wednesday in northeast Louisiana and across southern and central portions of Mississippi.

"They arrived in San Antonio", Ryan explained.

Gusts up to 80 km/h are predicted for coastal areas and up to 65 km/h in the Louisiana city of Lake Charles and along the Interstate 10 corridor.