2,000 people rescued from flooding in Houston so far

HOUSTON (AP) – Houston police Chief Art Acevedo says authorities have rescued 2,000 people from flooding in the city due to storms from Hurricane Harvey.

Acevedo says the city has 185 critical rescue requests still pending as of Monday morning. He says the goal is to rescue those people by the end of the day.

The comments came at a news conference where officials provide updates on Harvey, which is still pouring rain on the Houston area.

Harvey came ashore late Friday about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, as a Category 4 hurricane but has since been downgraded to a tropical storm. The slow-moving storm has caused catastrophic flooding in Texas.

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