Texas Governor Greg Abbott has warned that severe flooding is his main worry as the rains from Tropical Storm Harvey continue to lash the state.
Harvey already downgraded to a tropical storm continues to wreak havoc with powerful winds causing damages
According to Abbott Houston and Corpus Christi have already received as much as 50 centimeters of rain.
He said another 40cm of rain could be due before the storm subsides midweek. Rescue efforts are being hampered by strong winds and thousands are without power.
Two deaths have been confirmed, in the Rockport area and Houston but some residents are feared to be trapped in collapsed buildings.
As many as 5.8 million people were believed to be in the storm’s path, as well as the heart of America’s oil refining operations.
The storm’s impact on refineries has already pushed up gasoline prices.