HOUSTON—Tropical Storm Harvey continued to pummel Texas, paralyzing greater Houston and testing it on every front as the region braces to take on more water in the coming days.
Desperate rescue efforts were still underway late Monday, even as the city strained to perform basic functions. Mayor Sylvester Turner said Houston Police had rescued more than 3,000 people during the storm, including 1,000 on Monday alone, while the city’s fire department said it had received more than 2,300 calls for service since midnight.
The death toll remains unclear. On Monday evening, Mayor Sylvester Turner said three deaths in Houston had occurred during the storm but could not confirm reports that a family of six had died in their vehicle. Authorities said they fear the death toll will rise.