Harvey makes landfall in Louisiana

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Harvey made a second landfall west of Cameron, Louisiana, near the Louisiana-Texas border early Wednesday morning and continues to drench the region. Catastrophic flooding continues in Texas as Louisiana also braces for potential flooding.

Rainfall that caused so much damage in Texas has ended for the most part in the Houston Metroplex and is moving east, threatening to dump more rain from southwestern Louisiana and as far north as western Kentucky according to forecasters.

As of Tuesday evening, Harvey has dumped over 11 trillion gallons of rain on Texas.

The tropical storm is expected to bring winds of 30-40 mph and a 2-4 foot storm surge along the Louisiana-Texas border. Flash flood warnings and watches are in effect for most parishes in Louisiana.

Louisiana officials continue to prepare emergency resources, including high water vehicles, boats and helicopters.

For the first time since Harvey rammed Houston over the weekend, authorities say the floodwaters that turned the city into rivers, are slowly receding in some areas.