Evacuees leave a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter after being rescued from flooding due to Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, August 27, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland/Handout via REUTERS

HOUSTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard has saved 4,322 lives in the Houston area through search-and-rescue operations since Sunday, the commander of the Houston-Galveston office said on Tuesday.

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