Beyonce, Kim Kardashian among celebs to pitch in for Texas hurricane

Beyonce, Kim Kardashian among celebs to pitch in for Texas hurricane

But it was "spinning down" and was expected to weaken into a tropical depression sometime on Wednesday, National Hurricane Center meteorologist Dennis Feltgen said.

Flash-flood warnings remain in effect for parts of southern Louisiana and southern Mississippi.

Unlike during Alison and Ike, my wife, who is a pediatrician, wasn't scheduled to work this weekend, so after I hugged her and headed out to work, she took charge of preparing our house for the storm in much the same manner as we do at the hospital, albeit on a smaller scale.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials also said immigration enforcement wouldn't be carried out at shelters and other locations offering assistance after the storm.

U.S. President Donald Trump visited Texas on Tuesday for briefings on the rescue efforts.

Harvey will actually be moving faster this go-around, so the hurricane center said rain totals won't be anywhere as high as they have been in Texas.

There were reports by local officials of as many as 30 deaths.

The Louisiana State Police has closed Interstate 10 to westbound traffic at Vinton and is only letting emergency workers pass through there. The National Weather Service said over six million Texans have been impacted by 30 inches (76 inches) or more of rain since Friday.

Harvey, which made landfall west of Cameron, Louisiana, was expected to bring an additional 8-15 centimetres of rain to an area about 130 kilometres east of Houston as well as south-western Louisiana, where some areas have already seen more than 40cm of rain.

"Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding continues in southeastern Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana", the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest note. "There are some who might want to take advantage of this situation, so even before it gets a foothold in the city, we just need to hold things in check", Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said.

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Part of the 21-minute long performance was posted on Facebook by Joni Villemez-Comeaux, a volunteer at the Lone Star Convention and Expo Center north of Houston in Conroe.

In 1935, a storm swept through Houston, turning parts of the city into a lake. "We just don't know".

Authorities expect the human toll to continue to mount, both in deaths and in tens of thousands of people made homeless by the catastrophic storm that is now the heaviest tropical downpour in US history.

Harvey's return comes after the monster storm pummeled Texas with record rainfall, transforming roads into rivers and forcing thousands out of their homes in America's fourth largest city Houston.

Homeland Security chief Duke said Tuesday the biggest challenge remains search and rescue efforts.

"I am challenging a lot of my celebrity friends to follow my lead in donating $25,000", Hart said. About 500 people were evacuated from flooded neighborhoods in southwest Louisiana, Edwards said.

"There's still an terrible lot of real estate and a lot of people who are going to feel the impacts of the storm".

Raymer said the army is starting to think about opening centers in different neighborhoods because Houston's sprawl was hard to navigate even before the storm. More than 100,000 Indian-Americans living in and around Houston have also been badly hit by the monstrous hurricane.

The president waved a Texas state flag as he spoke to cheering supporters, calling the storm "epic".