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Hurricane Harvey: Reports of 82 Texas deaths, but state still investigating

Hurricane Harvey: Reports of 82 Texas deaths, but state still investigating
From CBC - September 14, 2017

More than 80 people were likely killed in Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey, which struck the state about three weeks ago and brought record flooding to the Houston area, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said on Thursday.

"We have a report in that there are 82 deaths," Abbott told a news conference, adding the state is waiting on confirmation from local officials to make sure the deaths are storm-related.

Local officials have previously said there were about 60 deaths from the storm that made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 hurricane on Aug. 25 and was the strongest hurricane to hit the state in more than 50 years.

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