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One dead, multiple injured from Tropical Storm Harvey

5 years 5 months 6 days ago Saturday, August 26 2017 Aug 26, 2017 August 26, 2017 3:24 PM August 26, 2017 in News
Source: APNewsNow
By: Associated Press

ROCKPORT, Texas - The Austin American-Statesman reports that judge confirms one death from Harvey in Rockport, Texas, and 12 to 14 injured .

Harvey, which came ashore Friday night as a Category 4 hurricane, has since been downgraded to a tropical storm.
Harvey delivered a direct blow to Rockport, a city of about 10,000 people.
City leaders said at a news conference that their coastal community has been turned into a debris field and that the storm damaged a school, the library and other public buildings.
A Coast Guard official says helicopters rescued 18 people from boats and barges that were in distress because of Harvey.
Capt. Tony Hahn, commander of the Corpus Christi sector, said Saturday that the two helicopters managed to rescue the people when it became safe enough to do so. He says they retrieved three people from a fishing boat, four from a barge and 11 from two tugboats.

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