Abbott says help is on the way for flood victims


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he has talked to President Trump several times and he's getting everything that's needed to aid flood victims. He also says all assets from FEMA have been triggered to aid in the flood disaster.

Abbott says more than 1,000 search-and-rescue personnel are focused on the area where the hurricane originally hit on Friday ... with more help to follow further up the coast.

There are at least two Harvey-related deaths -- one of the them in Houston, as confirmed by Mayor Sylvester Turner. The victim was a woman who was driving and was caught in high water.

Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena says if you're in your home, stay there.

The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting urban search-and-rescue in the Greater Houston area. Blackhawk helicopters are helping people in friendswood.

Both Houston airports are closed at this hour.

George R. Brown Convention Center is open as an emergency center to anyone who needs shelter.

Texas Task Force One is coming in -- and will be staged at NRG Park.

First responders are coming from other states as well ... including Pennsylvania's Task Force One, whose members were trained by Texas Task Force One.

Curfews are going into effect in the area. Pearland has a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Centerpoint Energy reports 79,000 customers without power right now.

PHOTO: Andrea Zelinski, Houston Chronicle

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