Samuel Lawrence Burns, Sr.
Summary: drifter who was among one of more than 40 people reported
missing and feared dead in the historic Hurricane Harvey tropical storm
that killed at least 60 people and damaged or destroyed more than
48,000 homes, offices and other buildings across the state of Texas
when it made landfall in southeastern Texas as a Category 4 hurricane
along the U.S. Gulf Coast in late August 2017 as the catastrophic
flooding continues to devastate the Greater Houston metropolitan area
during the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, in which it became the first
major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane
Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year period in which no storms of
such severity made landfall.
Cause of Death: Drowned in the floodwaters during Hurricane Harvey
Died: August 27, 2017
Location: Houston, Texas