Harvey death toll rises to at least 60

Harvey death toll rises to at least 60
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Texas emergency management officials said Monday that the number of deaths attributed to Hurricane Harvey had reached at least 60 people.

Many of the deaths involved people drowning in flash floods or water-logged roads, according to The Associated Press.

Local emergency management officials told the AP they are also including those who died from indirect complications of Harvey in their count.


State and local officials have entered their second week of recovery efforts after the hurricane hit southeast Texas last month, resulting in major rain and flooding.

President Trump visited the storm-ravaged state for a second time on Saturday, meeting with flood victims and speaking with officials about the federal response before heading to Louisiana, which was also affected.

The House is slated to vote Wednesday on a disaster relief package for those affected by the storm.