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Harvey Claims Second Fatality

A second person was killed on Saturday as Harvey, the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years, roared inland, knocking out power to more than 200,000 people and threatening catastrophic flooding. The second fatality was an elderly woman who was killed as she drove through flooded streets on Houston's west side on Saturday night. Authorities have urged residents to stay off the streets of Houston and other southeast Texas cities as rain falling at up to 5 inches per hour flooded roads and major intersections.On Friday night, a man died in a house fire in the town of Rockport, 30 miles north of Corpus Christi. Another dozen people in the area suffered injuries including broken bones, another official said.

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