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Extreme Weather

Some hospitals hang on as others close amid Harvey's floods

Extreme Weather

Harvey death toll surpasses 30; more fatalities expected

HOUSTON (AP) — Now that the sun is finally shining and the murky, brown floodwaters are slowly receding in much of the Houston area, grim reality is setting in.<p>Harvey is about to release its dead.<p>In Texas, the official death toll surpassed 30 on Wednesday and was expected to climb as authorities …

Human Toll of Harvey Comes Into View as Waters Recede

One couple had just another stop or two in their pickup truck, a check on an elderly uncle. A 60-year-old woman had just lain down for a much-needed nap. An 8-year-old boy was riding in a van with his extended family in search of higher ground.<p>All were claimed by Hurricane Harvey, which brought …

Texas governor estimates Harvey damage at up to $180bn

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Sunday damage from Hurricane Harvey would likely reach $150bn to $180bn.<p>Harvey, which came ashore on August 25 as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in 50 years, has killed an estimated 47 people and displaced more than one million after causing wreckage in …

Extreme Weather

The Latest: House plans Wednesday vote on Harvey aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on disaster aid for Harvey (all times local):<p>1:05 p.m.<p>House leaders have announced plans to vote Wednesday on a bill to deliver disaster relief to Texas as it recovers from Harvey.<p>The move on a $7.9 billion relief package would replenish a rapidly depleting disaster aid …

A ‘dreamer’ dies trying to save Harvey victims, days before Trump plans to end DACA

As Harvey’s wrath descended on Texas, Alonso Guillén’s father begged him not to make the 120-mile trek to the Houston area to rescue those stranded in floodwaters.<p>“It is too dangerous,” his father pleaded, Guillén’s brother recalled.<p>But when it came to helping others, Guillén, a 31-year-old Mexican …