Game proceeds from Cowboys-Texans game will go to Hurricane Harvey relief

A car is submerged on a freeway flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday near downtown Houston. AP  Charlie Riedel

Federal officials estimate up to half a million people in Texas will ultimately require some form of assistance.

The Houston Humane Society is also available, with limited staff.

Tropical storm Harvey has displaced 15 Nepali families living in Greater Houston in Southeast Texas of the USA. However, the threat of heavy rains has ended in the Houston/Galveston area, forecasters said.

After five days of torrential rain, the latest weather forecast predicts less than an inch of rain and perhaps even sunshine for the Houston area.

The powerful storm rolled into its sixth day Wednesday, although Harvey started losing steam as it reached Louisiana.

The fund passed the goal of $200,000 in the first two hours.

After his plea, he upped his gift to $50,000 and urged more stars to give, including Chris Brown and T.I. I'm excited to get back.

She said that she was working with her charity and her pastor to "implement a plan to help", and posted an Instagram tribute telling residents they were in her prayers. So far somewhere between 20 to 25 percent of 911 centers have rolled out text-to-911 programs.

Authorities in Texass most populous city and energy hub, Houston, have imposed a nighttime curfew.

The ability to reach emergency services via text message was designed with particular situations in mind - such as domestic disputes or while being held hostage, when calling 911 might put the person requiring help in danger.

But low-lying New Orleans was still girding for the storm, which made landfall a day after the 12-year anniversary of Katrina, which ravaged the vulnerable city which is famous for its jazz and cuisine. "For them to stay focused on my family, that really, really means a lot to me".

"Robert, Janice, Cal and Hannah McNair will make a donation equal to the money that would have been generated from ticket sales from Thursday's preseason game in Arlington to recovery and relief efforts". The organization said its first priority is shelter and basic needs like food. Join me in donating to @salvationarmyUS at http://HELPSALVATIONARMY.org or text STORM to 51555. Here's what we know about the victims and some of those feared dead.

McLellan says it's not clear where the evacuees will go.

At least 10 buses pulled up to the NRG Center on the south side of the city just before midnight Tuesday.

Several oil and gas refineries along the Texas Coast have temporarily shut down as the area recovers from the storm.

But still some are ready to roll up their sleeves to help Texans recover from Harvey. It is threatening to dump an additional 3 to 6 inches from southwestern Louisiana into western Kentucky, the National Hurricane Center said. "The big thing for us is making sure that our members in the affected areas are supported".

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