Death toll from Harvey reaches at least 44

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Harvey and the storm’s aftermath (all times local):

9:45 p.m.

The death toll from Harvey has reached at least 44 after the medical examiner in the county that includes Houston confirmed another fatality.

The latest death is a man who was found floating in Cypress Creek floodwaters. The addition to a list kept by the Harris County Institute for Forensic Sciences brings the total deaths in the county to 29.

Also, the Houston Chronicle reports that fire officials in the community of New Waverly, about 55 miles north of Houston, say a 6-month-old baby is missing and presumed dead after being ripped out of its parents’ arms and swept away by floodwaters.

7:40 p.m.

Friends and family have gathered to remember a former Texas high school football and track coach who disappeared while driving during Harvey.

The Tyler (Texas) Morning Telegraph reports that about 200 people attended the memorial Saturday for Ruben Jordan at Liberty Baptist Church in Tyler. Grady Turner remembered Jordan as unselfish with a “kind, loving spirit.”

Jordan’s body was found Monday in Houston. The 58-year-old was last seen on Aug. 26 helping people through floodwaters.

7:05 p.m.

The medical examiner in Harris County, Texas, has confirmed another Harvey-related fatality.

The man found floating in Cypress Creek floodwaters brings the confirmed death toll to 44 from Harvey, eight days after the storm made landfall as a hurricane.

Harris County is home to Houston. The addition to a list kept by the Harris County Institute for Forensic Sciences brings the total deaths in the county to 29.

7 p.m.

Authorities say the family of an elderly woman found her body partially submerged in water in her flooded home in Port Arthur, Texas.

Justice of the Peace Brad Burnett told TV station KFDM on Saturday that the body of 88-year-old Dorothy Helen Lacobie in her bedroom.

Burnett says the house had at least 2 feet (60 centimeters) of water in it.

The woman’s death raises the death count from Harvey to at least 43 people.

6:40 p.m.

The mayor of Houston has ordered mandatory evacuations for people who haven’t left their homes in part of the city that remains flooded more than a week after Harvey dumped 50-plus inches of rain in spots.

Mayor Sylvester Turner on Saturday said about 300 people have stayed behind in western stretches of the city inundated by water that the Army Corp of Engineers has released from reservoirs. The mayor is now ordering those people to leave.

There are 4,700 dwellings…

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