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AUGUST 28, 2017

     A second death has been confirmed in Texas in connection with Hurricane Harvey.  The medical examiner's office in Harris County said one person had died in flooding. Houston Police specified that the fatality was a woman, but no further details were immediately available.  Previously, Rockport Mayor Charles Wax said one person had died there in a house fire as the hurricane came ashore Friday night. Aransas County Judge C.H. "Burt" Mills Jr. told the Austin American-Statesman that 12 to 14 other people were injured.

      "Its pretty sickening," Mills told the paper. "Lots of emotions are involved when you see your community destroyed like this, but well bounce back."  Harvey came ashore as a Category 4 hurricane about 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, packing winds of 130 miles per hour. It weakened overnight to a Category 1 and then to a tropical storm. By 4 p.m. local time Saturday, its maximum sustained winds had fallen to about 65 mph. The storm was centered about 60 miles southeast of San Antonio. It was moving north at 2 mph, the hurricane center said.

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