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Storm Harvey: Up to 2,000 rescued as Houston hit by 'catastrophic floods'

bbc.com - August 27th 2017

Up to 2,000 people have been rescued from floods in and around Houston, as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to batter Texas with heavy rains.
There are reports of possible deaths in submerged vehicles, but investigations continue, Chief Darryl Coleman of the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott told the media he could not confirm storm-related deaths.

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UPDATE: From the Houston Office of Emergency Management - August 27, 2017

From 10pm Sat to 1pm Sun., Houston 911 received over 56,000 calls.  During an average day, they usually handle about 8,000.
https://twitter.com/HoustonOEM/status/901911414461386752

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apnews.com - August 27, 2017 - 7:15 pm

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said that as of 5 p.m. on Sunday, Houston police and fire departments had received nearly 6,000 calls for rescues and had rescued more than 1,000 people. Many of these rescues were of people trapped on their roofs or in their attics.

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