Nearly 40 people – including a veteran Houston police officer – have died or are feared dead in the Houston area and beyond in flooding or circumstances connected to Tropical Storm Harvey, according to local officials.
Medical examiners are in the process of confirming which deaths are related to the historic flooding. And authorities are still searching for some of those believed to have perished during the flooding that has overwhelmed the region.
Local officials expect the grim discoveries of additional bodies once the floodwaters retreat and the streams, rivers and bayous go back into their banks. Read more here.