>> Hurricane Harvey downgrading into a tropical storm on Saturday, but still packing a punch in Southern Texas. The storm dumping torrential rains throughout the region that the national hurricane center says will continue for a few more days. Reuters correspondent Ernest Scheyder is in Houston.>> For much of Houston, the brunt of Harvey has yet to hit.
That will come in the coming days as up to 40 inches of rain is expected to pound the city.>> Nearly 10 inches of rain have already dropped in some parts of the state. In Houston's southwest, rising waters are breaching the banks of Keegan's Bayou. In between Harvey's bands of rain passing through Houston, Scheyder says locals are managing to continue stacking up.
>> You can see behind me a grocery store, this HEB, that's actually doing brisk business today, it's open. Several Starbucks locations are open, and consumers are out and about. They're getting that last bit of shopping in before what's expected to be all that rain coming down on the region.
>> After making landfall overnight near Corpus Christi as a category four hurricane, the storm battered the coast with maximum winds of 135 miles per hour and knocked out power for nearly a quarter of a million people. Many residents and emergency responders were still sheltering from the storm early on Saturday, making it difficult to gauge the full extent of the damage.