Harvey deaths, other fatalities push morgue to near capacity
September 1, 2017
HOUSTON (AP) — Bodies are piling up at the Houston morgue because of Harvey: Not only did the storm lead to more than 30 deaths, but the widespread flooding has also prevented funeral homes from collecting the corpses of those who died from other causes.
The morgue in the fourth-largest city in the U.S. is near capacity, prompting officials to ask for a refrigerated tractor-trailer to handle any overflow. The bodies — storm-related or not — have accumulated over the past several days as Harvey's floodwaters swallowed the city, essentially closing down all businesses, including funeral...