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Stalled Over Gulf, Harvey Deepens Texans’ Soggy Misery

<i>Here are Wednesday’s live updates on Harvey, now a tropical storm</i><i>.</i><p>HOUSTON — Five days after the pummeling began — a time when big storms have usually blown through, the sun has come out, and evacuees have returned home — Tropical Storm Harvey refused to go away, battering southeast Texas even more …

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Largest U.S. refinery shuts down as Harvey floods Texas

Flood waters closed oil refineries Wednesday along the Texas Gulf Coast, including the nation's largest, as Hurricane Harvey showed its power to ravage the energy infrastructure and drive up gasoline prices.<p>Some 15 refineries were going off line from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Port Arthur, Texas, …

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$99 for a case of water: Texas officials report price gouging post-Harvey

Texas officials say they've gotten hundreds of complaints about price gouging and scams in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.<p>One convenience store in Houston reportedly charged $20 for a gallon of gas, $8.50 for a bottle of water and $99 for a case of water, according to the Texas Attorney General's …

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MusiCares, Guitar Center Team Up to Aid Hurricane Harvey Victims

MusiCares has established a relief fund to support members of the music community affected by Hurricane Harvey. The charity is also partnering with …

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First Water, Then Red Ink: The Cost of Recovery When Most Are Uninsured

First water, then red ink: The nightmare of Hurricane Harvey’s deluge of Houston could be exacerbated by the cost of recovery.<p>Experts say the unique nature of Harvey’s devastation means affected residents — and FEMA’s already-broke flood insurance plan — will be the ones reaching into their pockets …

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Funding battle looms as Texas sees Harvey damage at up to $180 billion

HOUSTON (Reuters) - 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 Hurricane Harvey, a disaster that the governor of Texas said had caused up to $180 billion in damage.<p>Harvey, which came ashore on …

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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 …

Split Reality After Harvey: Houston Wet Vs Dry

Houston woman’s home looted as her body floats in floodwaters

A woman’s home was looted as her body floated around in ten feet of Hurricane Harvey floodwater.<p>The elderly woman, who has not been identified, was …

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

Week after Tropical Storm Harvey hit southern Texas, residents are beginning long process of recovering from flooding

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