Tropical Storm Harvey continued to hit southeastern Texas on Sunday with “catastrophic flooding” in Houston, forcing residents to flee to their roofs and higher ground as officials respond to thousands of 911 calls for rescues in the “unprecedented” event. Several hundred people arrived at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, which officials are using as a shelter as flood waters have inundated much of the city.
The Red Cross is prepared to manage 1,000 people at the convention center. Authorities throughout Houston and the surrounding Harris County area are opening shelters as thousands continue to evacuate their homes due to severe flooding. The latest forecasts show 15 to 25 inches of rain is possible in Texas over the next several days. Rainfall from Harvey could reach up to 50 inches in some spots. READ MORE