SE Texas death toll rises to 17 reported deaths

The Southeast Texas death toll from Harvey rose to 17 on Monday. Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles said two have died in his county due to floodwaters. He identified as Newton woman as Mrs. Thomas and a Deweyville man as Mr. Sneed in a statement on Monday. Rowles asked residents to pray for the Thomas and Sneed families.  Orange County officials said Sunday there have been nine storm-related deaths in the county so far.  Four of the deaths were elderly people and possibly related to a power outage, according to officials.