Harvey weakens to a tropical depression
Aug 30 (Reuters) - Harvey, previously a tropical storm, has weakened into a depression, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday.
Harvey is about 10 miles southwest of Alexandria, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour, the Miami-based weather forecaster said.
Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding continues in southeastern Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana, the NHC said, adding that the threat of heavy rains has ended in the Houston/Galveston area.
"However, catastrophic and life threatening flooding will continue in and around Houston, Beaumont/Port Arthur, eastward into southwest Louisiana for the rest of the week," the NHC said.
(Reporting by Swati Verma in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler)