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Trump: 'Great Coordination' Between Agencies on Hurricane Efforts

Trump: 'Great Coordination' Between Agencies on Hurricane Efforts
Hurricane Harvey hits Corpus Christi Aug. 26,2017 (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 27 August 2017 08:41 AM

President Donald Trump on Sunday morning lauded "great coordination" of government agencies responding to devastating Hurricane Harvey in Texas, including the rescues of "thousands."

The hurricane dumped torrential rain in Houston and across southeast Texas, as responders worked to save people from flooded homes and cars, NBC News reported.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Saturday declared a public health emergency, and Trump granted a request by Gov. Greg Abbott for a federal disaster designation.

Its winds topping 130 mph, Harvey was ithe first Category 4 storm to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley slammed Florida in 2004 — and the first to hit Texas since Hurricane Carla in 1961, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Trump later announced he is planning to make a trip to Texas, but right now "the focus must be life and safety."

"I will be going to Texas as soon as that trip can be made without causing disruption. The focus must be life and safety," Trump tweeted. 

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