President Donald Trump is visiting Texas on Tuesday to see the recovery efforts underway in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Air Force One touched down at about 11:15 a.m. in Corpus Christi, the city along the Central Texas coast near where Harvey made landfall Friday as a Category 4 storm. The president is set to get an update there on relief efforts with state leaders and relief groups.
Trump will then head to Austin, where he will tour the Emergency Operations Center and receive a briefing with state leaders, according to the White House.
Trump's schedule in Texas does not appear to be entirely finalized. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, told reporters aboard Air Force One that Trump's schedule is "a little bit more fluid today than a normal travel day" due to the weather and other storm-related circumstances, according to a pool report.
"The president wants to be very cautious about making sure that any activity doesn't disrupt any of the recovery efforts that are still ongoing, which is the reason for the locations we are going here today," Huckabee Sanders said. "As of right now, I don't know that we will be able to get to some of the really damaged areas."
First Lady Melania Trump is joining her husband for the trip. Gov. Greg Abbott, who greeted Trump at the Corpus Christi airport, is also expected to accompany the president throughout the day in Texas, as are U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.
"Weather permitting," Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick will join Trump in Corpus Christi, according to Patrick's office.
A number of Cabinet and other administration officials are set to attend the briefings in Corpus Christi and Austin, according to the White House. They include Elaine Duke, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development; and Tom Price, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The briefing in Austin is expected to include 14 members of Congress from Texas.
Trump's trip Tuesday may not be the only time he visits Texas this week. He suggested Monday he could return this weekend while also traveling to Louisiana.
Vice President Mike Pence, in a radio interview Tuesday morning, said he and his wife will visit southeast Texas later this week.
This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2017/08/29/trump-visit-corpus-christi-austin-see-harvey-recovery/.
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