Texas says 37,000 homes suffered major damage
HOUSTON - The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that more than 37,000 homes have sustained major damage and nearly 7,000 have been destroyed by Harvey and its flooding.
Those figures come from a daily damage estimate compiled from reports by local officials and the figures have been rising.
Harris County, which includes Houston, reports that nearly 30,000 homes suffered minor damage and nearly 12,000 have major damage. Jefferson County, which includes Port Arthur and Beaumont, reports that 5,500 homes were destroyed and 16,000 others sustained major damage in areas where officials have warned that flooding could continue for days.
The report says there has been $180 million in damage to public property across the affected Gulf Coast counties so far.
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