Aug 29, 2017

The victims of Hurricane Harvey

Houston, TX
USA
by
WCSH via KHOU
The sheriff’s office confirmed Monday afternoon  a 60-year-old woman was killed  when a tree fell on her home as she slept. Photo: MCSO
The sheriff’s office confirmed Monday afternoon a 60-year-old woman was killed when a tree fell on her home as she slept. Photo: MCSO

There are at least nine deaths in the Houston area resulting from Tropical Storm Harvey.

HARRIS COUNTY

A 34-year veteran of the Houston Police Department drowned in the flood cause by Harvey, police said Tuesday afternoon.

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A family of six is believed to have died after drowning in a white van Sunday afternoon while trying to escape the floods of Hurricane Harvey, relatives tell KHOU 11 News. It is thus far the single deadliest incident resulting from the storm. It happened while crossing a bridge on Green River Road in Greens Bayou.

On Saturday, a spokesman for the Houston emergency operations center said a woman appeared to have gotten out of her vehicle in high water on Werrington near S. Gaston in southwest Houston. She was found by neighbors about 30 yards away from her vehicle.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY

The sheriff’s office confirmed Monday afternoon a 60-year-old woman was killed when a tree fell on her home as she slept.

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A man between the ages of 60 and 70 reportedly drowned around 11:30 p.m. Monday night. 

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Outside of Houston, the first death from Harvey was confirmed in a coastal community in Aransas County. That person died in a fire at a home during the hurricane. Harvey made landfall in Texas on Friday night as a Category 4 hurricane, but it has since been downgraded to a tropical storm as it weakens while inland.