Harvey’s flood waters started dropping across much of the Houston area and the sun came out Wednesday as the storm doubled back toward land and pounded communities farther east, near the Texas-Louisiana line. The confirmed death toll climbed to 23 in South Texas and authorities are investigating at least 17 more deaths to determine whether they were storm-related. Officials warned that the crisis in Houston and across the region is far from over.
Flash flooding in homes and overwhelmed first-responders as residents along the Texas-Louisiana border felt the wrath of Harvey’s second landfall. Police in Beaumont was recruiting people with boats to help check neighborhoods for anyone needing to be rescued. Police said many were not calling 911, and instead reached out for help on social media, causing more chaos.
Forecasters say Harvey could dump 4 to 8 inches of rain from the Louisiana-Texas line into Tennessee and Kentucky through Friday. Some spots may get as much as a foot, raising the risk of more flooding.
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