September 14, 2017 / 7:03 PM / 6 months ago

More than 80 people likely killed in Texas from Harvey - governor

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - More than 80 people were likely killed in Texas from Hurricane Harvey, which struck the state about three weeks ago and brought record flooding to the Houston area, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: A condominium complex is reduced to rubble after Hurricane Harvey struck in Rockport, Texas, U.S., August 26, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo

“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.

Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe

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