The area is under flood warning and is expected to see continued rain and thunderstorms throughout the night. ' he wrote To Texas Senator Chuck Grassley he tweeted: '[G]ot your message loud and clear.President Donald Trump signed a disaster proclamation from the Camp David retreat and tweeted on Saturday morning that the government was 'closely monitoring' the storm.'We are leaving nothing to chance. We have fantastic people on the ground, got there long before #Harvey. 'Governor Abbott warned that Hurricane Harvey would be 'a major disaster' before the storm barreled into the state with violent winds and massive rainfall, all on top of storm surges up to 13 feet.Texas has been left reeling by 'catastrophic' flooding and 'widespread devastation' on Saturday in the wake of Hurricane Harvey after the monstrous storm slammed into the state leaving at least one person dead and another 14 injured.Eight million residents have been warned the worst is yet to come, as hundreds of thousands of shell-shocked Texans on the Gulf Coast began to pick up the pieces after Harvey destroyed homes and businesses, left several injured and the state facing a clean-up bill of billion.The mayor of Rockport, a coastal city of about 10,000 that was directly in the storm's path, said his community took a blow 'right on the nose' that left 'widespread devastation,' including homes, businesses and schools that were heavily damaged. One person in Rockport was confirmed dead Saturday afternoon as a result of a house fire in the storm's first fatality.Officials say there are likely more victims as an estimated 5,000 residents remained during the hurricane.Texas has been left reeling by Harvey after the monstrous storm slammed into the state Friday evening as a Category Four hurricane.
Pictured: A contractor walks over fallen debris from Hurricane Harvey on Saturday in Missouri City, Texas Eight million residents have been warned the worst is yet to come as the state faces a clean-up bill of billion.Harvey is the strongest storm to hit the US in 12 years and the National Weather Service warned that this was the 'start of many difficult days to come'.Despite the storm's weekend, forecasters say that Harvey's impact will be devastating and leave areas 'uninhabitable for weeks or months'.Pictured: Donna Raney is helped out of the window by Lee Guerrero and Daisy Graham after Hurricane Harvey destroyed her apartment in Rockport Dogs are left tied up and abandoned (left and right) on properties off US Route 77 in the eye of the storm on Saturday in Victoria, Texas.The dogs were untied and taken to safety by the Daily photographer By dawn, more than 20 inches of rain had fallen in Corpus Christi and 16 inches of rain had fallen in Houston.