12:30 Newscast, August 29th, 2017

Rains continue as the center of Tropical Storm Harvey takes aim at Louisiana’s southwestern coast. Jeff Palermo has more…:
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The Louisiana National Guard is conducting rescues in southwestern parishes, and more soldiers have been activated. Col. Ed Bush…:
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They are issuing MREs, bottles of water and sandbags.

The North Louisiana Red Cross opens an evacuation shelter in Shreveport today at Morning Star Baptist Church. Executive Director Michelle Davidson says it can hold up to 250 people, but other shelters are on standby…:
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She says as of now, the shelter is only intended to house storm victims for the short term.

Even as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to pound Texas and Louisiana, the rainfall from the system has already set a preliminary all-time lower 48 states record. A rain gauge in Harris County reported a four day storm total of 49.32 inches through 9am this morning.