39.72 inches of rainfall that fell in southeast Texas from Thursday through early Monday

21,000 federal workers are being mobilized, including those already in Texas.

14,000 National Guard soldiers have been mobilized.

Of the total Department of Homeland Security employees, 3,500 FEMA workers are in Texas; 700 Coast Guard soldiers; and 550 Customs Border Patrol officers are mobilized.

The Coast Guard is handling the overflow of 911 calls in Houston.

Estimates of calls coming in were as high as 900 per hour, but now around 500 per hour. There is an uptick in calls from Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange.

Major disaster declarations have been made in 30 Texas counties and five Louisiana parishes.

Texans affected by mandatory evacuation: 779,000.

Texans affected by voluntary evacuation: 980,000.

In Louisiana: 7,000 mandatory; 133,000 voluntary evacuees.

The Coast Guard reports it saved 3,000 lives.

Estimates of 200,000 customers in Texas and 11,000 customers in Louisiana are or were without power. Customer defined is as anything with a meter, not a human.

120,000 residents are without water in Beaumont.

1961 The last time a Category 4 hurricane, Carla, made landfall in the Texas Coastal Bend. 


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