Texas governor warns Harvey's 'worst is not yet over'

While Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical depression, it is still presenting life-threatening situations for the residents of Texas. 37 people have been killed by the storm so far. Meanwhile, Mexico is preparing for a tropical storm that will most likely turn into a hurricane over the next few days.

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The National Hurricane Center announced Wednesday evening that Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical depression. According to officials, 37 people were directly killed by the storm but the death toll is expected to rise as the search efforts continue.  

While the storm has officially weakened, Texas Governor Greg Abbott warned that "the worst is not yet over," reminding the public that the floods still pose a danger. The center added that Houston is still vulnerable to "life-threatening" flooding as heavy rainfall is expected in the city again.  

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Over the past few days, no less than 130 centimeters of rain was recorded in the fourth largest city in the US. Already $23 billion in damage has been caused and it is estimated that this number will rise.

Meanwhile, Mexico is gearing up for Tropical Storm Lidia, which is gaining power over the Eastern Pacific and expected to be upgraded to a hurricane over the next few days. The National Hurricane Center is warning that the amount of rain that Lidia is expected to drop is expected to result in life-threatening flooding and mudslides.



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