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Flood Of 'Texas Navy' Private Citizens Help In Houston Rescue Efforts

Houston remains in rescue mode as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to dump water on the flooded region. About 5,500 people have been brought to emergency shelters in the city, the mayor said Monday.
A bus is stuck in the flooded Interstate 10 in Houston on Monday. Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm, made landfall on the Texas coast near Corpus Christi on Friday. Source: Katie Hayes Luke for NPR

Houston is grappling with a disaster of epic proportions from Hurricane Harvey, as the now-tropical storm continues to dump rain on the region. On Sunday, the death toll rose to eight, including a family of six who drowned in a van while trying to escape the rising waters.

The historic Houston flood of 2017 is deepening, and with it, there are more water rescues — at least 2,000

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