At Least 29 Dead in Texas as Houston Attempts to Resume City Operations

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At least 29 people have died during Hurricane Harvey’s assault on the Texas coast and Houston, including a Houston police officer.   Officials in Houston say they are working on resuming various city operations.texas-flooding

State officials say floodwaters from Harvey toppled two oil storage tanks, spilling roughly 30,000 gallons of crude.

The U.S. military is sending warships, aircraft to assist with rescue efforts in Texas.

The owner of a chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, said there’s no way to prevent an explosion or fire from happening at the facility.

 

The death toll from Harvey climbed to at least 29 Wednesday, just as officials in Houston said they planned to get various city operations back up and running.

 

In Harris County, officials confirmed there had been at least four new deaths. The victims included a man who stepped on a live electrical wire in floodwaters and an evacuee who was discovered unresponsive on a charter bus, the Associated Press reports.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  AP
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