What Is Trump Doing in Texas? Schedule for the President and First Lady's Harvey Visit

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U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he walks with first lady Melania Trump prior to their Marine One departure from the White House, on August 29. Alex Wong/Getty

President Donald Trump swapped his suit for a raincoat and khakis as he and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, left the White House for Texas on Tuesday. The Trumps were traveling to the Lone Star State to survey the damage and express their support after Hurricane Harvey slammed the coast over the weekend.

Even though Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm, the system was still causing what the National Hurricane Center called "catastrophic and life-threatening flooding" in Texas and Louisiana, with up to 13 inches of rain expected in some places through the end of the week. And the Trumps were heading right into it.

Related: Hurricane Harvey Guide

The president has been monitoring the storm for days, tweeting frequently about the historic rainfall, rescue operations, coordination between government agencies and volunteer efforts. He vowed to go to Texas "as soon as that trip can be made without causing disruption" because "the focus must be life and safety."

Here's the schedule released by the White House for the Trumps' visit down south:

12:25 p.m. ET: The president and first lady arrive in Corpus Christi, Texas, at the Corpus Christi International Airport.

1 p.m. ET: The president and first lady receive a briefing on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts with local leadership and relief organizations at Fire Station 5.

2:30 p.m. ET: The president and first lady depart Corpus Christi, Texas, en route to Austin, Texas, at the Corpus Christi International Airport.

3:25 p.m. ET:
The president and first lady arrive in Austin, Texas, at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

4 p.m. ET: The president and first lady participate in a tour of the Emergency Operations Center at the Texas Department of Public Safety Emergency Operations Center.

4:15 p.m. ET:
The president and first lady receive a briefing on Hurricane Harvey with state leadership in the Governor's Briefing Room at the Texas Department of Public Safety Emergency Operations Center.

5:20 p.m. ET: The president and first lady depart Austin, Texas, en route to Washington, D.C. at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

Watch a live stream of the day's events here.

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