Officials in Harris County, which includes Houston, said there had been a combination of at least 1,000 high-water rescues and evacuations to get people to shelter, in anticipation of the threat lingering.
Attorneys general from 48 US states along with Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are investigating whether Google's huge online search and advertising business is engaging in monopolistic behavior.
The tropical storm is posing an increasing menace to Florida as it pushes over open waters after doing limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The US National Hurricane Center said the storm could grow into a dangerous Category 3 storm as it pushes northwest in the general direction of Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometres-per-hour.
US forecasters warn that Tropical Storm Dorian could reach hurricane strength by the time it passes Puerto Rico's southwestern coast on Wednesday.
Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez became Puerto Rico's new governor, just the second woman to hold the office, after weeks of political turmoil and hours after the Supreme Court declared Pedro Pierluisi's swearing-in a week ago unconstitutional.
Ricardo Rossello steps down after weeks of popular protests over offensive private chat messages between Rossello and his inner circle. Veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi is new governor.
Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez, the woman who is supposed to replace Puerto Rico's governor said she doesn't want the job.
Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans were outraged by crude and insulting online chats between Rossello and his advisers and have protested for nearly two weeks demanding his resignation.
A first-term governor in his first elected office, Ricardo Rossello has thus far resisted calls to step down as leader of the US territory.
Billed as one of the biggest protests ever seen in the US island territory, thousands of irate locals pledge to drive Governor Ricardo Rossello from office over offensive chat scandal.
Puerto Ricans are taking to the streets demanding the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello for corruption.
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