The death toll in the floods in Texas has reached 30 people
WASHINGTON, 30 Aug — RIA Novosti, Alexei Bogdanovsky. The death toll in the floods in Texas reached 30 reported in its online version of the newspaper New York Times, citing local authorities of the state.
According to the newspaper, we are talking about the total number of deaths during the eight days of the storm, “Harvey”, which then turned into a tropical storm and was accompanied by record rainfall.
“I think that number (the victims — ed.) will increase significantly when roads are passable,” said the newspaper chief medical examiner of the County of Galveston Erin Barnhart.
Houston, the fourth most populous metropolis of the United States (6.5 million inhabitants), faced with floods because of the storm “Harvey”. “Harvey” became the most destructive hurricane in the U.S. over the past 12 years, since the country in 2005 was hurricane Katrina, which led to the flooding of the city of New Orleans in Louisiana.