Two more days of 'catastrophic' rains forecast from Harvey

Two more days of 'catastrophic' rains forecast from Harvey

Trump said on Monday the people in flood-hit areas of Texas and neighboring Louisiana can expect "very rapid action" from Congress to get the disaster relief funding they will need to clean up and rebuild.

Officials in Harris County, where Houston is located, said reservoirs built to handle drainage water were beginning to overflow yesterday.

Trump was expected to visit Corpus Christi and Austin on Tuesday to be briefed on the first major US natural disaster of his presidency.

"We want to do it better than ever before", he said.

The president later appeared at a meeting with Gov. Abbott and local officials.

The storm has roiled energy markets and wrought damage estimated to be in the billions of dollars, with rebuilding likely to last beyond Mr Trump's current four-year term in office. "We don't want to do that", Trump urged.

New Orleans residents are bracing for heavy rain and flash floods over the next two days.

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"The single greatest threat continues to be the rainfall", Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the Miami-based National Hurricane Center, told AFP, describing the situation as "catastrophic".

Since Harvey first made landfall in Rockport, Texas, at least ten people have died as thousands of others have been left displaced.

Abbott praised Trump's response to the disaster, saying the president "has shown both care and compassion and direction and commitment".

The Houston Astros-Texas Rangers baseball series was relocated to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, but that did not stop the flow of donations and support for Houston. The rainfall is more than the region typically sees in a year.

Greg Carbin, chief of the National Weather Service's (NWS) forecast operations branch said that Texas still has a few more days of rain.

Harvey is expected to make a second landfall in Louisiana on Wednesday as a weak tropical storm.

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