More than 50 Believed Killed by Hurricane Harvey — Many More Expected as Floods Recede


HOUSTON, Texas — More than 50 people have died, or are believed to have died, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. That number is expected to rise dramatically as flood waters recede and a house-by-house, car-by-car search of hundreds of thousands of flooded homes and cars begins.

The dead include Houston Police Sergeant Steve Perez, a family of six swept away in Greens Bayou, six people in Galveston County, a woman in Beaumont who kept her child afloat with her body, and more from counties stretching more than 300 miles along the Texas coast.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told Breitbart Texas he expects the number to be much larger as officers get a look at homes and cars that have been inaccessible.


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