The mayor of Rockport, Texas, on Saturday confirmed that one resident is dead and 10 more are injured as the result of Hurricane Harvey, WXLT reported.
The small town, which sits 25 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, was hit by the brunt of the hurricane late Friday night when 130mph winds hit land. The person who was killed was not discovered until Saturday morning.
“We have not been able to completely assess damage with current winds at 90+,” Rockport Mayor C.J. Wax told The Washington Post via email. “Widespread devastation unknown loss of life.”
As of early Saturday morning, 200,000 residents across the state were without power and wastewater and drinking water was offline, The Washington Post reported.
After 12 p.m. CST Saturday, Hurricane Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm.
Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said that the government's concern now that the hurricane has made landfall is flooding.
"Now that the hurricane has come onshore, our primary concern remains dramatic flooding," Abbott said. He encouraged residents to exercise caution, especially on flooded roads, Komo News reported. "You all know the well-known phrase, turn around don't drown."
"Our focus is shifting to the extreme and potentially historic levels of flooding that we could see," Eric Blake, a specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, told KABC-TV.
The Mayor of San Antonio says they will continue to make room for those who are needing shelter.