Harvey weakens to tropical storm over Texas: Hurricane Center

Hurricane Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday as it slowly moved across southern Texas, causing major damage and prompting floodwaters to rise. Nathan Frandino reports.

KATIE / YORKTOWN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (REUTERS / NOAA / CBS / GALVESTON.COM)

Hurricane Harvey downgrading into a tropical storm on Saturday, but still packing a punch in southern Texas.

The storm dumping torrential rains throughout the region that the National Hurricane Center says will continue for a few more days and bring as much as 40 inches of rain in some areas.

In Houston, rising waters breaching the banks of Keegans Bayou.

Nearly 10 inches of rain have already dropped in some parts of the state.

In Katy, the storm’s lashing winds leaving a mess for clean-up crews, as residents surveyed the damage.

BEA HEIGHTMAN, KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY,

“Awful. It’s awful. It’s our business.”

EDSEL MORROW, TRAILER WORLD,

“No one’s hurt.”

After making landfall overnight near Corpus Christi as a category 4 hurricane, the storm battered the coast with maximum winds of 130 miles per hour and knocked out power for nearly a quarter of a million people.

Many residents and emergency responders were still sheltering from the storm early on Saturday, making it difficult to gauge the full extent of the damage.

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