Harvey, now tropical storm, expected to hover for days

Hurricane Harvey could devastate parts of Texas — here's what you need to know

He said the airline extended its travel waiver to provide travelers with more flexibility. That's about 14% of the country's refining capacity.

Earlier in the week, Harvey, viewed from the International Space Station, showed a large swirl of clouds in the Gulf of Mexico - clearly visible from tens of thousands of miles away.

President Donald Trump has declared an official disaster in the area, with experts saying there is a risk of 12-foot storm surges and severe flooding. The storm's category has been downgraded to a tropical storm as of Saturday afternoon, with wind speeds reaching around 80 miles per hour.

HARI SREENIVASAN: Chris you've been in and around sa all day, this is the city that people have evacuated to from the coast but it's also a city that's in preparation mode for the rain that's coming.

The storm has ripped off roofs, snapped powerlines, and triggered tornadoes and flash floods.

There is threat of more rain in the offing, depending on the storm's slow track through the weekend. And potentially billions for Hurricane Harvey relief in an additional bill could complicate negotiations. After the disastrous reaction to Hurricane Katrina by then-President George W. Bush in 2005, many in the United States are watching how the Trump administration will handle what may be its first major natural disaster.

Rockport city manager Kevin Carruth told CNN that crews raced to survey the extensive damage during the eye of the hurricane early Saturday. It was the strongest hurricane to hit Texas in decades. This is because they are disconnected from the river of fast-flowing wind in the middle and upper troposphere called the jet stream. Harvey is the first Category 4 storm to pound the U.S. since Hurricane Charley. The damages could have been a lot worse and we're thankful for just the minor things and thankful for us coming all the way over here and not being stuck in there. We are leaving nothing to chance.

In the small coastal city of Rockport, Texas, a local county judge said one person has died as a result of the storm.

SHIPPING: Shipping terminals along the Texas coast shut down as the storm approached.

The hurricane came ashore north-east of Corpus Christi late on Friday with maximum winds of 209kmh.

Although officials claim that the danger is far from over, locals are more optimistic or, at least, philosophical. Several rivers in Houston suburb are expected to reach their highest measure level since 1960s.

On Friday, Abbott had urged residents between Corpus Christi and Houston "to strongly consider evacuating". The White House released photos of Trump presiding over Saturday's video teleconference from the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains with his advisers gathered in the White House Situation Room.

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., said, "America owes Sheriff Arpaio a debt of gratitude and not the injustice of a political witch hunt".

Those wanting to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey can do so by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS, or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

NPR's Russell Lewis spent a rough night in Corpus Christi at a hotel overlooking the Corpus Christi Bay.

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