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"It's the biggest ever, they are saying it is the biggest, it's historic", Trump said, addressing a White House press conference a day before he travels to the Lone Star State with First lady Melania Trump. About 1,100 of those employees are conducting search and rescue efforts, some of them in Louisiana, where the storm is headed next.

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Fire and police officials in Houston have responded to over 5,500 emergency calls since the storm began ravaging the area over the weekend.

"It's really nice to see they don't care who they are", Lobaugh said.

Harvey, now a tropical storm, has dumped at least 35 inches of rain on parts of Houston.

The storm forced the Texans to travel to Dallas and wait out Harvey. Regular updates will be provided as we have more information. "I know there's going to be a whole bunch of people we'll need to help get back on their feet and I know there's going to be a lot we need to do to rebuild".

The team left Philadelphia today and were to report to Fort Worth to assist with water rescue and search and rescue efforts. Wind damage from hurricanes is covered by property insurers; flood damage is not. Harvey is the longest a Texas land-falling hurricane has remained a named storm after landfall since Hurricane Fern in 1971, according to Colorado State University tropical scientist Dr. Phil Klotzbach.

Officials estimated last week that major disruptions in the region could drive up gasoline prices by up to 15 cents per gallon, and industry predictions were in line with that mark on Monday.

The NFIP owes $24.6 billion to the U.S. Treasury. In the meantime, subscribe to FiveThirtyEight's other newsletters. More than 30,000 people are expected to need temporary shelters, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Schools, airports and office buildings in the US' fourth-largest city were ordered shut yesterday as scores of roads turned into rivers and chest-high water filled neighborhoods in the low-lying city that is home to about 2.3 million people.

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