Harris County medical examiner has confirmed three more deaths due to Hurricane Harvey. The tropical storm has become the tropical depression for the Houstonians. According to the Harris County Institute for Forensic Sciences, the death count from the Hurricane Harvey has reached to number 42, it has been a one week when the tropical storm hit the center of Texas Gulf coast.
Harvey has taken 28 lives from Harris County, a meteorologist Jeff Lindner is considering as the hero by the Harris County residents due to his frequent Hurricane Harvey and flooding updates.
A man from Houston has set up a GoFundMe page in order to send him on a trip, Harris County Flood Control District meteorologist strongly encouraging evacuations, evacuation has become mandatory.
The rules of Harris County stop its employees from taking the gifts which worth more than $100. Jeff Lindner wrote in his Tweet that Linder was “blown away” by the campaign, he added that he was “doing his job.”
$13,000 has been raised by the campaign on its very first day from around 400 people. Many people calling Linder a hero as he helped people to evacuate and saved many lives. The host of the campaign said that he has talked to Jeff Lindner, he said that he will donate the proceeds to flood victims on the request of Lindner.
Two more spills have been reported in Texas by the flood water due to Harvey. One of the spills was estimated at more than 1,500 barrels. On Friday, the Texas Railroad Commission said the agency of an oil spill had been notified by Denbury Onshore LLC in Brazoria County, it occurred when a storage tank overflowed.
According to the spokesperson for Denbury, John Mayer, most of the oil has remained on the property of the company. The another spill was reported by the Linn Operating LLC which includes the uncertain amount of oil, it was stored in the storage tanks in Montgomery County.