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Number of people rescued in Houston tops 13,000

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HOUSTON (AP) -

Federal and local agencies say they have rescued more than 13,000 people in the Houston area as well as in surrounding cities and counties in Southeast Texas since Tropical Storm Harvey inundated the area with torrential rain.
  
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said Tuesday his agency has rescued about 4,100 people.
  
Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña says his agency has rescued more than 3,000.
  
Parisa Safarzadeh, a spokeswoman for the Harris County Sheriff's Office says her agency has rescued more than 3,000 people. Houston is located in Harris County.
  
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Mike Hart says his agency has rescued more than 3,000 individuals. Hart says the Coast Guard total includes rescues in Houston, but also in outlying cities and subdivisions outside of Houston, as well as in surrounding counties, including Brazoria, Galveston and Matagorda.

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