Trump visits Harvey-ravaged Texas

President Donald Trump arrived in Texas on Tuesday to survey the response to devastating Tropical Storm Harvey, the biggest natural disaster of his White House tenure, as officials in Houston struggled to manage the record-breaking rains.

The slow-moving storm has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killed at least nine people, led to mass evacuations and paralyzed Houston, the fourth most-populous U.S. city. Some 30,000 people were expected to seek emergency shelter as the flooding entered its fourth day. (Reuters)

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Donald Trump holds a Texas flag

President Donald Trump holds a flag of the state of Texas after receiving a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts at a local fire station where residents gathered to welcome the president in Corpus Christi, Texas, Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

A protester holds a sign

A protester stands by the motorcade transporting President Donald Trump to a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts at the Texas Department of Public Safety Emergency Operations Center in Austin, Texas, Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Donald Trump walks in front of a map

President Donald Trump walks in front of a map of Houston during a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts at the Texas Department of Public Safety Emergency Operations Center in Austin, Texas, Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

John Murray attaches a flag to his sign

John Murray attaches a U.S. flag to a sign reading “Bet They Blame Trump” at his business damaged in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. Murray created the sign in hopes President Donald Trump would visit Rockport during his Texas visit, but he did not expect him to make the trip. (Photo: Photo: Eric Gay/AP)

Donald Trump speaks during a briefing

President Donald Trump, flanked by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and first lady Melania Trump speaks during a briefing on Harvey relief efforts, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at Firehouse 5 in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)

Supporters cheer

A crowd of people gather outside a fire station where President Donald Trump received briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts in Corpus Christi, Texas, Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Donald Trump receives a briefing

President Donald Trump receives a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts in Corpus Christi, Texas, Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

A crowd gathers

A crowd of people gather outside a fire station where U.S. President Donald Trump received briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts in Corpus Christi, Texas, Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Donald Trump are greeted by Gov. Greg Abbott

President Donald Trump (C) and first lady Melania Trump (2ndR) are greeted by Texas Governor Greg Abbott (2ndL) prior to receiving a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts in Corpus Christi, Texas, Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Donald and Melania Trump board Air Force One

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for travel to Texas to visit the areas devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey, the first major natural disaster of his White House tenure, from Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Donald and Melania Trump walk from Marine One

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk from Marine One to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, for a trip to Texas to get an update on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)

Welcoming signage

William Loosemore adds wood to his smoker as he prepares food for first responders, volunteer and those in need of a meal, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Rockport, Texas, where recovery after Hurricane Harvey continues. Loosemore is hoping President Donald Trump will stop by during his visit to Texas. (Photo: Eric Gay/AP)

Marine One departs

Members of the White House press corps cover a Marine One departure, with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump aboard, from the White House Aug. 29, 2017 in Washington. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Donald and Melania Trump depart

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House in Washington on their way to view storm damage in Texas, Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Donald and Melania Trump prior to boarding Marine One

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media briefly as first lady Melania Trump looks on prior to their Marine One departure from the White House August 29, 2017 in Washington. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)