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U.S. Coast Guard has saved 4,322 lives in Houston flooding - official
August 30, 2017 / 12:45 AM / 4 months ago

U.S. Coast Guard has saved 4,322 lives in Houston flooding - official

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard has saved 4,322 lives in the Houston area through search-and-rescue operations since Sunday, the commander of the Houston-Galveston office said on Tuesday.

Irene Fitzgerald exits a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter that rescued her from her home in Houston. REUTERS/Nick Oxford

Captain Kevin Oditt told a media briefing the Coast Guard was continuing to conduct operations to retrieve people stranded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey.

Reporting by Gary McWilliams; Editing by Peter Cooney

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