Trump declares National Day of Prayer for Harvey victims

Trump declares National Day of Prayer for Harvey victims”

The administration has however said that it was monitoring the situation. The official was not authorized to release the information publicly before a final decision is made and spoke on condition of anonymity.

President Donald Trump may visit the Harvey-ravaged Houston area Saturday. His administration is preparing a $5.9 billion emergency request to replenish FEMA's rapidly draining disaster reserves.

Trump and the First Lady will head back to Texas and Louisiana tomorrow to assess the damage and the recovery efforts. He was in Corpus Christie and Austin earlier this week.

Congress was handed the bill by the administration on the same day that Trump pledged $1 million of his personal money to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey in both Texas and Louisiana.

President Trump has declared Sunday September 3, 2017 a National Day of Prayer for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The White House also announced that President Trump would personally donate one million dollars to the recovery effort.

People are rescued by large trucks along Tidwell Road near toll road 8 in Houston. MUST CREDIT Washington Post
People are rescued by large trucks along Tidwell Road near toll road 8 in Houston. MUST CREDIT Washington Post

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that the "specific cities and locations are still being finalized" but that Houston and Lake Charles were likely stops.

"It's going to take us time until we know the full scope of it", Ryan said of Harvey's toll.

Sanders says that the President told her to ask reporters at the briefing to suggest which organization his money should go to, because he hasn't yet decided.

Trump has been criticized in the past for giving far less of his income to charitable causes than many other multi-billionaires.

Harvey's floodwaters have heavily damaged tens of thousands of homes across Texas and the storm is now threatening the region near the Louisiana state line.

Texas governor Greg Abbott warned "the worst is not over yet" for the state, with flooding expected to persist for more than a week in some areas.

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