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Death toll from Harvey reaches at least 44

A submerged pickup truck remains in a neighborhood which was flooded when the Barker Reservoir reached capacity in the aftermath of Harvey Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Katy, Texas. Residents gathered at the checkpoint to vent their frustrations about not being able to get back into their homes which will remain flooded for several more days while the reservoir drains. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

HOUSTON (AP) —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.

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