"Beryl Updates: At Least Nine Dead; Power Outages Could Persist For Days"

"Across southeast Texas, residents and officials are assessing the damage and beginning the recovery process."

"Hurricane Beryl, which brought fierce winds and heavy rains to a large portion of southeastern Texas, has killed at least nine people, according to state and local authorities.

In Harris County, two people waiting out the storm in their homes were killed in separate instances when trees fell on their residences. An Atascocita Fire Department spokesperson said that in the first instance, two people were in a residence when a tree fell, killing one and injuring the other. The second instance saw a 74-year-old grandmother die after a tree fell on her bedroom, according to Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced another person, a city of Houston employee, died from drowning in a flooded underpass on July 8. Acting Houston Police Department Chief Larry Satterwhite identified the man in a social media post as 54-year-old HPD information security officer Russell Richardson."

Pooja Salhotra, Stephen Simpson, Alejandra Martinez, Jess Huff, and Kayla Guo report for the Texas Tribune July 8, 2024.

Source: Texas Tribune, 07/10/2024