Trump to visit Texas, survey damage from storm

Trump will travel to Texas on Tuesday to survey storm damage and flooding caused by Harvey, says White House.

Ben Ariel,

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U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Texas on Tuesday to survey storm damage and flooding caused by Harvey, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Sunday.

The White House was "coordinating logistics with state and local officials," she was quoted by Reuters as having said.

Once details were finalized, more information would be available, she said.

"We continue to keep all of those affected in our thoughts and prayers," added Sanders.

Harvey hit the state of Texas late last week as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, and was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday.

Earlier on Sunday, Trump held a second Cabinet meeting on Harvey to shore up response and recovery efforts.

Along with Vice President Mike Pence, he led a video teleconference with Cabinet and senior administration officials “to discuss ongoing federal support for Hurricane Harvey response and recovery,” the White House press office said in a statement quoted by The Hill.

At least five deaths from the storm have been reported so far. The director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said recovery efforts would take years.




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