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Houston Mayor: 1,000 people rescued in last 8 hours

6 years 1 month 4 days ago Monday, August 28 2017 Aug 28, 2017 August 28, 2017 9:56 PM August 28, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Image: SF Gate
HOUSTON - Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says police have rescued 1,000 people in the last eight hours, bringing the total number of people rescued to 3,052 since Tropical Storm Harvey inundated many parts of Houston.
At a news conference Monday evening, Turner also said that at least 150 critical rescue requests were still pending.
The U.S. Coast Guard said that on Monday it had rescued more than 3,000 people by boat and air and that it is getting over 1,000 calls per hour.
Officials says that in Houston, more than 100,000 customers remain without power and that number remained steady on Monday as work crews have had difficulty getting into areas due to flooding.

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