Flood­wa­ters drop across much of Houston

Miami Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

HOUSTON — Har­vey’s flood­wa­ters be­gan to drop across much of the Houston area and the sun peeked through thin­ning clouds Wed­nes­day in the big­gest glim­mer of hope in days for the be­sieged city. But as the cri­sis eases, the storm could be­gin to give up its dead.

“We have good news,” said Jeff Lind­ner, a me­te­o­rol­o­gist with the Har­ris County Flood Con­trol District. “The wa­ter lev­els are go­ing down. And that’s for the first time in sev­eral days.”

The num­ber of con­firmed deaths rose to 20 when au­thor­i­ties re­ported that two men drowned on Mon­day. One of them drove around a bar­ri­cade and into

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