Houston faces threats from mold, fumes and toxic water in cleanup after Harvey

Residents of Harris County, Texas, returning to an estimated 156,000 homes flooded by Harvey face dangers from mold, electrical hazards and deadly fumes and toxins in the receding water.

The death toll has risen to at least 42, with a house-by-house search for survivors continuing. Also, fire officials in New Waverly north of Houston said a 6-month-old baby was missing and presumed dead after being ripped out of its parents’ arms and swept away by floodwaters when the family fled their pickup truck last Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reported.

President Trump, who has initially proposed $7.85 billion in federal disaster relief, traveled Saturday to visit recovery efforts in Houston and Louisiana.