Harvey weakens to a tropical depression: U.S. Hurricane Center

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Aug 30 (Reuters) - Harvey, previously a tropical storm, has weakened into a depression, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday.

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Harvey is about 10 miles (15 km) southwest of Alexandria, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour (55 kph), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

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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)

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