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Harvey to make second landfall in Louisiana-Texas border

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By Nicole Chavez CNN 

(CNN) -- The eye of Harvey is set to take an aim at the Louisiana-Texas border, dousing the region with rain as it makes landfall Wednesday.

The rainfall that caused a deluge in Texas has ended for the most part in Houston and is moving east, threatening to dump an additional 8-12 inches, the National Weather Service said.

Louisiana has beefed up its emergency resources, doubling up on high water vehicles, boats and helicopters on duty.

Harvey is expected to to bring winds of 30-40 mph and a 2-4 foot storm surge along the Louisiana-Texas border.

"We are dealing with a state that has already had a lot of rain this summer, so we are very aware and conscious of the potential for flooding," said Col. Ed Bush, a public affairs officer for the Louisiana National Guard.

Southeastern Texas, including the saturated Houston area, is dealing with the aftermath of the catastrophic storm that has already claimed nine victims.

First responders are loading boat after boat with evacuees, looking for an undetermined number of people who are missing, including six family members whose vehicle was swept away in the floods, and getting ready to face what is hidden under water.

A glimmer of hope

Five days have passed since Harvey made landfall in Texas and many are still trapped waiting for aid.

From her home in a northeast Houston suburb, Anike Allen has seen many of her neighbors being airlifted as she slowly runs out of food. While her home is not completely flooded, she's not sure if there's a way out of her neighborhood.

"The water is receding here, but we are not sure if it's going to come back," Allen said.

For the first time since Harvey rammed Houston over the weekend, authorities say the floodwaters that turned the city into rivers, are slowly receding in some areas.

"We are starting to see a glimmer of hope in what has happened," Harris County Flood Control Meteorologist Jeff Linder said in a news conference Tuesday evening. "Things are going to get better."

There's hope, Linder said, but it will be days, even weeks before the massive volume of water is completely gone.

CNN's Samira Said and Cheri Mossburg contributed to this report.

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