Harvey Rescue and Recovery: NBC 4 on the Ground in Texas Wednesday 30 August - NBC New York

Harvey Rescue and Recovery: NBC 4 on the Ground in Texas Wednesday 30 August



    Flood Waters Begin to Drop, Death Toll Rises to 28

    Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across the Houston area and the storm weakened, but the doll toll rose to at least 28. Ray Villeda reports. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017)

    More than 20 people are dead in the wake of Harvey, the tropical storm that continued wreaking havoc on Wednesday in the Texas community of Port Arthur, where rains flooded most major roads out of the city and swamped a shelter for victims fleeing the storm that has already ravaged the Houston area.

    At least 21 deaths have been officially recorded, according to NBC News. The toll rose after the Texas Department of Pulic Safety confirmed two deaths, Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office confirmed two drowning deaths and six more bodies were found in a van went missing on Sunday morning. Divers recovered the bodies of a 16-year-old girl, 14-year-old boy, 8-year-old boy, 6-year-old girl and two of their great-grandparents, ages 81 and 84, Harris County Sheriff's officials said.

    "Our worst fears have been realized," Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in an afternoon news conference.

    News 4's Ray Villeda was in towns outside Houston Wednesday reporting as rescues and recoveries continue. See his reports below.

    Rescues Continue in Flooded TexasRescues Continue in Flooded Texas

    Ray Villeda reports live from Devers, Texas, at 4 p.m. where residents have lakes as their front yards, as authorities warn of catastrophic conditions in southeast Texas.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017)

    Harvey Death Toll Rises to 21Harvey Death Toll Rises to 21

    Ray Villeda is on the ground in Devers, Texas, as it is announced that the Harvey death toll has risen to 21.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017)

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