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Catastrophic, Historic Flooding Happening Now in Houston, Death Toll Rising in Harvey (Live)

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Thousands of homes are taking on water and hundreds of people are trapped and stranded in rising floodwaters across the Houston metro after Harvey dumped more than 20″ of rain. Hundreds of water rescues were underway across the area as the death toll from Harvey rose to three.

“There is life-threatening, catastrophic flooding happening now in Southeast Harris County,” Jeff Lindner of the Harris County Flood Control District told The Weather Channel.

Lindner said water had overtopped Interstate 10, that there had been more than 1,000 water rescues overnight in the Houston area and that hundreds more were stranded in cars across roadways in the area.

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Flash flood emergencies have been issued area where the extreme rainfall has inundated homes, vehicles and killed at least two people. There are now three confirmed deaths in Harvey.

The Harris County medical examiner’s office confirmed a woman was killed in flooding, according to the Associated Press. She appeared to have exited her vehicle in high water and was found 30 yards away by neighbors. The Houston Fire Department said a man died in floodwaters overnight Saturday into Sunday. More details on the third death were not immediately available.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office says some homes have taken on more than 6 feet of water.

Residents have been forced to climb into their attics to escape rising water, KTRK-TV reports.

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