President Going to Flood Devastated Texas Tuesday
US President Donald Trump has scheduled a Tuesday visit to flood devastated Texas White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced Sunday.
“We are coordinating logistics with state and local officials,” Sanders said Sunday. “Once details are finalized we will let you know.”
Ms. Sanders confirmation of the President’s planned trip comes after President Trump Tweeted his intentions to visit the Lone Star State.
“I will be going to Texas as soon as that trip can be made without causing disruption. The focus must be life and safety.” — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2017
Friday, Tropical Storm Harvey slammed into Rockport, Texas, as a Category 4 Hurricane with winds of about 120 mph. The storm has weakened since then, but it has continued to dump record amounts of rain across southeast Texas, resulting in catastrophic flooding.
Torrential rainfall is expected to continue across the region through at least Wednesday.