The weather service forecast less of an inch for Houston on Wednesday, and only a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms for Thursday.
Houston police confirmed that a 60-year-old officer drowned in his patrol vehicle after he became trapped in high water while driving to work.
Trump, speaking in Corpus Christi near where Harvey first came ashore last week, said he wanted the relief effort to stand as an example of how to respond to a storm.
The church, led by celebrity pastor Joel Osteen, was criticized for being slow to open its doors to evacuees.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner confirmed that police Sgt. Steve Perez has died after he became trapped in his patrol auto as he was driving to work. Fort Bend County Sheriff's Maj. And that is just evidenced by what you can see in the back where people have been bringing donations, so many clothes, shoes, a wall of diapers that people have donated. When officers found the truck, it was completely submerged.
When a levee broke on Tuesday morning in Brazoria County south of Houston, the county's chief administrator urged residents to "get out now".
"People are doing their best".
"Once we lifted off there was applause, and it was a good feeling", Garb said. "We've got to keep it moving".
The Toyota Center will be used as an additional shelter to help ease the number of people at the convention center, Turner said. "We're really grateful to be away and headed home to where we live, but there's a lot of people down there who aren't almost so lucky".
"When you look at what happened in Katrina, we had 28,000 individuals come to the Dallas area, and they were here for months". In a press conference, Houston Director of housing Tom McCasland said that the center would soon be a fully functioning shelter.
"I'm just trying to stay strong", said Julio Gamez, 35, who evacuated to the center on Saturday night with his wife after floodwaters rose to within a foot of his roof. The uncertainty is terrifying.
Most of the people were rescued from their flooded homes - with no belongings. I assume there's a range of emotions among people who are in such desperate need right now. David Brady, CEO of the Red Cross' Texas Gulf Coast chapter, said that the volunteers were critical to making sure evacuees "feel comfortable here, and that they're willing and wanting to pull those cots together". He said some people at GRB would be moved to those. "Don't go sightseeing", he warned.
The human toll from Harvey's record rain is unbelievable.
Residents wade through waist high water to get to safety after devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. People were stranded in extreme heat and the federal response was slow. "We are not standing down anything", said Rocky Vaz, with the Dallas Office of Emergency Management. So for scale, I think of the need, you know, and how many people have been needing shelter. "That provided faster rescues".
Water in the Houston Ship Channel, one of the nation's busiest waterways, which serves the Port of Houston and Houston's petrochemical complex, is at levels never seen before, Lindner said.
"Neighbors helping neighbors", Fugate said.