>> Houston is still struggling to recover Sunday, more than one week after Hurricane Harvey came ashore. Residents salvaging the remains of their possessions as construction crews get to work to repair the damage. On Sunday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott telling Fox News he wants federal aid for his state, estimating damage from Harvey could reach up to $180 billion.
Abbot called President Donald Trump's request so far of nearly $8 billion for recovery efforts from Congress a down payment. The head of FEMA on CBS's Face the Nation Sunday, saying Harvey should serve as a wake up call for state and local officials who need to do their part to prepare for the financial fallout from natural disasters.
>> What we need are for elected officials at all levels of the government to hit the reset button, sit down and evaluate where their programs are with their state emergency management directors. As well as their local emergency management directors and make sure that they have everything that they need to increase their levels of self-sufficiency.
>> The toll from Harvey has been catastrophic. More than 1 million people have been displaced, nearly 200,000 homes damaged, and an estimated 47 people are dead. On Saturday, the Mayor of Houston ordered a mandatory evacuation ff thousands on the western side of the city as floodwaters were released from a nearby reservoir.
Electricity also shut off to encourage reluctant residents to evacuate. Other areas of Texas and Louisiana are still battling flood waters that could remain for a week or more, with the city of Beaumont losing drinking water for days due to a flood damaged pumping station.