Tiffany Joslin

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Houston floods: Harvey rains to worsen Texas city's plight

<b>Floodwaters are expected to rise still further in the inundated Texan city of Houston, where more than 30,000 people have been forced from their homes in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.</b><p>Unprecedentedly heavy rains have fallen for three days and the downpour is forecast to continue.<p>Harvey, downgraded …

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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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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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Houston tries to safeguard some areas by flooding others

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in Houston sought Friday to safeguard parts of their devastated city by keeping others flooded in the wake of Harvey, which retained enough rain-making power to raise the risk of flooding in the middle of the country a week after it slammed into Texas.<p>The mayor announced …

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Harvey's floodwaters mix a foul brew of sewage, chemicals

Harvey's filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment even after water levels drop far enough that Southeast Texas residents no longer fear for their lives, according to experts.<p>Houston already was notorious for sewer overflows following rainstorms. Now the …

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In a city with no water, two men get Coca-Cola's permission to steal it

In a city with no water, here is a list of items required to break into a warehouse and steal 14 cases of bottled water:<p>One (1) hand saw<br>• One (1) hammer<br>• One (1) hovercraft, capable of zinging over the flooded streets of Beaumont, Texas, at 60 miles an hour.<br>• Oh, and permission from the Coca-Cola Company.<p>…

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