Houston (Texas) [USA], Aug. 28: United States President Donald Trump will travel to Texas on Tuesdays to take a stock of the situation and review state’s efforts to recover from Hurricane Harvey, which has caused catastrophic flooding in the area.
As per the CNN, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders informed this and said that, “We are coordinating logistics with state and local officials, and once details are finalized, we will let you know.”
“We continue to keep all of those affected in our thoughts and prayers,” she added.
The exact location is not yet decided, but the president is expected to travel away from the storm zone, avoiding the most hard-hit areas, reported the CNN.
Trump on Sunday lauded the government agencies’ “coordinated” response to Hurricane Harvey.
“Great coordination between agencies at all levels of government. Continuing rains and flash floods are being dealt with. Thousands rescued. Many people are now saying that this is the worst storm/hurricane they have ever seen. Good news is that we have great talent on the ground,” Trump said in a series of tweets.
At least five people were reported to be dead on Sunday as the Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and the surrounding region, causing catastrophic flooding and injuring dozens.
More rain is expected to cover Houston in the coming days as Harvey moves inland.
More than 1,000 people had been rescued overnight due to record flooding in the sprawling Houston area, CNN quoted meteorologist Jeff Lindner with Harris County’s Flood Control District as saying.
According to local media reports, the storm hit southeastern Texas as a Category 4 hurricane, but wind speeds have since slowed down and it is now a tropical storm.
The storm is Trump’s first major natural disaster in office and will be the first major hurricane to hit the U.S. since 2005.
The President is closely monitoring the storm as it approached the U.S.