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Houston is facing worsening historic flooding in the coming days as Tropical Storm Harvey dumps more rain on the city, swelling rivers to record levels and forcing federal engineers on Monday to release water from area reservoirs in hopes of controlling the rushing currents.

On Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he was activating his state's entire National Guard in response to the aftermath of the hurricane. Roughly 12,000 servicemen will be deployed to assist in ongoing search and rescue efforts.

In the afternoon, Abbott is expected to receive a briefing on the aftermath of the hurricane at the Texas Department of Public Safety office in Corpus Christi.

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