Tropical Storm "Harvey," the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years, has been lashing the state's coastal areas since late Friday, leaving at least two people dead and causing major damage. Massive flooding is expected.
Houston's emergency services are only responding to life-and-death calls and the storm is just half-way through its course over Texas. Ahead of the storm, residents were left unsure of whether to evacuate or not.
Hurricane Nate has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves inland after hitting the US Gulf Coast. Nate left at least 30 people dead and displaced thousands more as it swept through Central America.
US President Donald Trump has visited Texas as Houston imposed an indefinite curfew amid reports of looting and armed robberies. An evacuation order has been issued south of the city after a levee was breached.
Weakened but not finished, Harvey is dumping even more rain onto the state of Louisiana. Back in Texas, rescue work continues and residents have been evacuated as a heavily flooded chemical plant threatens to explode.
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