Houston and other parts of Texas have also been devastated by the storm.
Tornado and flash flood watches covered parts of southwest Louisiana as Harvey dropped torrential rains on that part of the state.
"To the people of Texas and Louisiana, we are 100 percent with you", Trump said in his opening statement at a joint news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.
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Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said federal officials were focused on a "life safety and life sustaining mission" at the moment, helping with things like swift water search and rescue efforts over the 30 to 50 counties possibly affected by the storm in Texas.
Created after the devastating 2005 Hurricane Katrina in the United States, the Surge Capacity Force is a special program through which the secretary of Homeland Security can deploy federal workers to respond to extraordinary disasters in the country. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Brown had little experience in emergency management and had spent more than a decade as a top judge for the International Arabian Horse Association. The slow-moving storm has caused catastrophic flooding in Texas. When the Mississippi River faced historic flooding in 1927, President Calvin Coolidge tapped Hoover, his commerce secretary, to lead the relief efforts as well as to come up with a way to prevent future flooding from overwhelming the levees along America's longest waterway. Indeed, Long noted to NBC that his agency is poised to "process all claims" through its national flood insurance program and he is actively encouraging people to reach out to their insurance holders as soon as they experience flood damage. "We're thinking and planning for recovery".
The United States has activated an emergency response program to deploy hundreds of federal employees to the flood-stricken USA states of Texas and Louisiana, the Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday. "When you look at the magnitude of the flooding that's taken place in the fourth largest city in the United States, that we anticipate that it will be years coming back", Pence said.