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.
McGregor is stepping out of his comfort zone and taking on one of the greatest athletes ever to step foot into the boxing ring. It's going to be quite large. "We called Bono first, he said he wanted to do it but he's got a wedding this weekend".
In addition, Turner confirmed that no evacuation orders have been issued for the city and none is being considered. The fastest sustained winds will be 111 mph or more at landfall, but gusts will blast the coast even harder.
The line of demarcation between neoconservatives and neoliberals in the United States is thinner than some people realize. India expanded its security role in Afghanistan from 2011 onwards, when it signed a strategic partnership with Kabul .
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We didn't have to tell them 'we might play Champions League' and then call them now we have qualified, but it's not about us. Liverpool is joined by Chelsea and Manchester City in wanting the defender. "It (progressing) would be a statement".
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Tillerson says he's still deciding on a new special envoy for the region, a job Dan Feldman held during the Obama administration. In a prime time televised address, he said: "Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan".
At Celtic Park there will be a great atmosphere and I can't wait for that. "But there are other big clubs in front". The Belgian scored twice against West Ham on Sunday to put an immediate market down in the Golden Boot race.
" FC Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement for the transfer of Ousmane Dembélé for €105m plus add-ons". It would be a surprise if Dortmund improve their team dramatically that offsets Dembele's loss within the next week.
Chelsea will take on Atletico Madrid , Qarabag and Roma in Group C following the draw, leaving a tough ask to make the last-16. Besides the Reds, Spartak Moscow , Sevilla , and the sensation from Slovenia Maribor , will fight for the second place.
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Davi Lucca da Silva Santos celebrates 6 years on Thursday 24 August, and was celebrated Tuesday, in the course of a taste. Nobody batted an eyebrow at first, because the signing seemed just a formality that would soon be dispensed with.
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The fingerprint sensor again is placed just beside the camera , a design feature that had evoked sharp criticism on the S8 range. The question is: Will the price drive consumers away? The company has still said nothing about the global release of the device.
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If Hoffenheim are able to come back and win, it would be the first team the team has played in the Champions League group stage. For Hoffenheim it was an attempt at gegenpressing with a defensive line so high that it was almost in Liverpool's half.
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Meanwhile, Trump took to social media to voice his satisfaction with how the rally went while also blasting GOP Sen. He added that the President was "a man clearly wounded by the rational people who are abandoning him in droves ".
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It's a debate that's been around since Rashford made his debut after Martial felt a slight injury during Louis Van Gaal's tenure. Playing with three centre-backs, the Swans managed to always have at least two men on Lukaku's back.
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The key was to package a policy largely characterized by continuity as a dramatic departure from the approach followed by Obama. However, for Afghanistan to be successful, stable and economically viable, there must be a robust regional diplomatic strategy.