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Death toll from Harvey rises to 8 as 30,000 flee to Texas shelters

HOUSTON - At least eight people are now dead in Tropical Storm Harvey's assault on southeast Texas, authorities said Monday, as the nation's fourth largest city remained awash in murky brown water that submerged highways, houses, shopping plazas and entire neighborhoods.

More than 30,000 people in Houston and across the Gulf Coast were likely to seek temporary shelter as Harvey continued to drench southeastern Texas and Louisiana with heavy rains and surging floodwaters.

"We're not at recovery yet," William "Brock" Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said at a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Monday, noting that the storm was a "landmark event" that had affected as many as 50 Texas counties, and that more than 450,000 people could end up seeking disaster assistance. "This shelter mission is going to be a very heavy lift."

As the rain kept pouring, as many as 13 million people, from Houston

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