The White House has confirmed President Trump will visit the hurricane-stricken region of Texas this upcoming Tuesday.

"We are coordinating logistics with state and local officials, and once details are finalized, we will let you know," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. "We continue to keep all of those affected in our thoughts and prayers."

Earlier in the day, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said clean up had been underway long enough in the Corpus Christie area that it might be possible for the president to visit without causing too much of a distraction to the ongoing relief efforts.

Abbott also praised the federal government's handling of the disaster, saying everything the state has asked for has been granted.

Harvey hit as a Category 4 hurricane on Friday night, and was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday, but has continued to pound the Gulf Coast region with a constant deluge of rain.

The storm has forced thousands to evacuate, has shut down about a quarter of the region's oil and gas production, and will likely cause flooding damage in the hundreds of millions of dollars if not more. Numerous media reports say five people are reported dead because of the storm.

Early in the afternoon on Sunday, the White House also announced President Trump had concluded a second cabinet-level meeting, to keep all federal agencies aligned in the emergency response being led by FEMA.

"This disaster is going to be a landmark event," FEMA Director Brock Long said Sunday morning on CNN. "We're setting up and gearing up for the next couple of years."