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The Latest: 1 person dead in flooding from Harvey

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 27, 2017 7:19 AM
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A driver works his way through a maze of fallen utility poles damaged in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Taft, Texas.

(Corpus Christi, Texas) -- One person has died in flooding in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey dumps rain on Southeast Texas.

Gary Norman, a spokesman for the Houston emergency operations center, said late Saturday that the person was a woman who appeared to have gotten out of her vehicle in high water, though authorities had not confirmed a cause of death.

She was found by neighbors about 30 yards away from her vehicle.

Norman says she was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor who was in the area.  It's the second confirmed death from Harvey.

The other was in a coastal community in Aransas County.  That person died in a fire at a home during the storm.

The National Hurricane Center says Harvey continues to cause "catastrophic flooding in southeastern Texas."

The hurricane center says the tropical storm has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and remains stationary about 45 miles northwest of Victoria, Texas.

A storm surge warning and a tropical storm warning also are both in effect for Port O'Connor to Sargent.

The hurricane center says a storm surge warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the coastline.

The center says Harvey is likely to weaken to a tropical depression later Sunday.

Harvey made landfall Friday night as a Category 4 hurricane.

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