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Hurricane Harvey Victims Obituary

Houston (Howard Kingsnorth / Getty Images)
Houston (Howard Kingsnorth / Getty Images)
The Houston Chronicle reports that, as of Tuesday, Aug. 29, more than 20 people are dead or presumed dead in the Houston-area floods that have followed Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in southeastern Texas.

Local authorities expect that number to rise in the days to come, as receding floodwaters begin to allow a full assessment of the destruction wrought upon the region.

Early victims of the flood include a Houston police officer who drowned inside his patrol vehicle; an elderly Santa Fe woman who died when her oxygen tank failed after losing electricity; a Porter woman killed when a tree fell, crashing into her home; and 18 other confirmed and unconfirmed fatalities across Harris, Galveston, and Montgomery counties thus far.

The Chronicle quotes Galveston County medical investigator John Florence’s observation that: “There’s more deaths than that, but we don’t know if they’re storm-related.”

Numerous emergency-relief organizations are currently working to bring aid to the millions of people affected by Harvey’s storm waters, the worst that Texas has ever seen.

The Chronicle has published a list of more than 30 disaster-response groups whose Harvey relief efforts are in need of support, ranging from local food banks to the Salvation Army to animal shelters. You can access the entire charity list here and choose which specific group or groups you may wish to support.

More coverage from the Houston Chronicle:

- How you can help

- Vignettes from the Harvey deluge

- Aerial photos show Harvey’s impact

- Here’s where to get medical care in and around Houston
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Published online on August 29, 2017 courtesy of Tributes.com
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