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Houston one week on: relief, religion, recovery – in pictures

Hurricane Harvey,Natural disasters and extreme weather,Houston,Texas,US news,World news<p>Week after Tropical Storm Harvey hit southern Texas, residents are beginning long process of recovering from flooding

In Flood-Ravaged Houston, Lawmakers Promise Federal Help

HOUSTON — At a sprawling convention center-turned-shelter where evacuees from Hurricane Harvey have sought refuge, lawmakers pledged on Monday that Congress would begin voting on disaster relief legislation by midweek.<p>“The first order of business is to make sure that we do everything we can to make …

Amid muck and mold, tackling a Texas-sized cleanup after Harvey

In Kashmere Gardens, a historically black neighborhood and one of this city's poorest, the floodwaters have receded, but sorrow is on full display in the piles that line the street.<p>Heaps of soggy carpet padding. Chunks of drywall. Splintered boards, broken dressers and moldering mattresses.<p>A …

Extreme Weather

Hurricane Harvey Damages Could Cost up to $180 Billion

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday challenged Congress to raise the government’s debt limit in order to free up relief spending for …

Evacuated babies get to go home after Harvey

<b>(CNN) —</b> Babies who were dramatically airlifted out of a neonatal intensive care unit about 120 miles away in Beaumont, Texas, last week are expected to return Tuesday as the hospital now has access to clean water.<p>"We're really excited. Now her grandma and everyone else can see her," said Martha …