>> More than 5,000 people weathering a crowded and chaotic night inside Houston's Convention Center. But with Tropical Storm Harvey claiming at least nine lives, those inside this ad hoc shelter are among the lucky ones. Rescue operations through the night, picking up people wading through the water in darkness.
This video from the National Guard shows crews in a boat retrieving an adult and child from flooded streets. People trudging through water as their homes flooded were lucky if they were met by volunteers or rescue workers who offered them a choice.>> Dry clothes. Your gonna have food.
You're gonna have a place to sleep for tonight.>>
>> Drone footage showing the extent of the damage to America's fourth largest city, estimated to be in the billions of dollars. But Reuters correspondent Ernest Scheyder says that at least one of Houston's vital institutions is still functioning.>> The Texas Medical Center, one of the world's largest medical complexes, is still open.
Thankfully, it had a defensive network of floodgates that held back a lot of the flood waters. Only one hospital flooded and that's because of a burst pipe, so really a lot of the Texas Medical Center hospitals were spared the brunt of the storm so far.>> And the rain continues to fall.
The tropical storm slammed into the region Friday as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in over 50 years. Now, hovering over the coast for a fifth day, picking up warm water from the Gulf of Mexico and dumping rain from San Antonio to Louisiana. Parts of the Houston area hammered by more than four feet of rain, with anther 10 to 20 inches expected through Thursday.