August 28, 2017
Federal officials are warning of more tremendous rainfall is on the way for parts of Texas and Louisiana.
On Monday morning FEMA officials said Texas has never seen an event as severe as tropical storm Harvey as life-threatening flooding is expected throughout the week.
At least 30,000 people have been moved to temporary shelters, and more than 400,000 are expected to receive federal assistance.
Officials urged people not to drive under any circumstances in flooded areas.
Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke said relief efforts are focused on rescue operations, while state and local agencies will focus on recovery later.
President Trump is scheduled to visit Texas on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Governor Greg Abbot also warns the people of Texas that more flooding is coming.
During a press briefing Sunday afternoon he said parts of the state will continue to see heavy rain in the coming days.
He urged residents to stay off the roads and remain indoors, saying people who try to walk through rising water are putting their lives at risk.
Coast Guard officials also urged the public not to underestimate the dangers of flooding.
The governor also noted that while much of the focus is on Houston, it’s important not to forget about those suffering in neighboring counties.
He went on to thank several states which are providing assisting with relief efforts in Texas.