Harvey Live Updates: Death Toll Rises in Texas

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A week after the storm Harvey began battering southeast Texas, residents in some places returned home and began the long, hard slog toward recovery, while other areas remained very much in the midst of a crisis on Friday. For the second day in a row, there was no running water in Beaumont, after flooding shut down the two pumping stations that supply that city of almost 120,000 people near the Louisiana border. With most routes in and out of Beaumont blocked by water and debris, and floodwater still rising there even as it dropped elsewhere, federal and state agencies struggled to truck in enough bottled water to meet the need. In Houston, where thousands of people had been pulled to safety from stranded vehicles and rooftops, city work crews collected trash and cleared debris-choked streets, and people by the thousands returned to their homes to see what was left of their belongings. “This is going to be a multiyear project for Texas to be able to dig out of this catastrophe,” Gov. Greg Abbott said on Friday morning.(nytimes)…[+]

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