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Texas Gov. Abbott to give update on Harvey recovery

An aerial view of flooding in Houston. (Source: Aaron Cohan via CNN) An aerial view of flooding in Houston. (Source: Aaron Cohan via CNN)
TEXAS (KSLA) -

As Harvey's floodwaters continue to recede, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will hold a press conference on Tuesday.

Abbott spoke after he meet with the Texas Division of Emergency Management at 9:30 a.m. at the Texas State Operations Center in Austin.

During the conference, he announced that 90 percent of hospitals in Houston are open at this time. A total of four are still closed.

In Beaumont, Texas, all hospitals are open.

Roads are being inspected for safety. Interstate 10 is open, but ongoing assessments are needed to make sure that the roads can withstand the heavy traffic expected as evacuees return, Abbott said.

The governor also reminded drivers to avoid high waters.

Deputies from the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, Bossier City Parish Sheriff's Office and Shreveport Fire Department assisted with rescue efforts last week in the Port Arthur — Orange area.

Shreveport has two shelters open to Harvey evacuees: a state-run mega-shelter on Jewella Avenue and an American Red Cross shelter set-up at Morning Star Baptist Church. Evacuees will soon be sent to a shelter in Dallas, according to a news release from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.

As Southeast Texas continues to recover from Harvey's path of destruction, Hurricane Irma reached category 5 strength on Tuesday morning. The storm is expected to pass near or north of the Leeward Islands early Wednesday and then somewhere near Cuba or the Bahamas by Friday into Saturday.

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