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Gospel singers lift spirits at shelter for Harvey evacuees

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a now-viral video, Victoria White and Marquist Taylor gave a passionate, gospel performance at a Texas shelter for Harvey evacuees.<p>Surrounded by cots and people, White burst out powerful notes of the song "Spirit Break Out," singing of hope and uplift. People nearby yelled "Amen" and …

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

<b>(CNN) —</b> Workers at the Texas health care system's emergency operations center are keeping a close eye on the hospitals and nursing homes in the Port Arthur-Beaumont area closely Wednesday, hoping the flooding from Hurricane Harvey spares their medical facilities. But not all facilities have been so …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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