Houston

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Houston—a woman and her dog use an air mat­tress as a raft on Au­gust 27 as they wait to be res­cued from Har­vey. As Newsweek went to print, pound­ing rain and ris­ing ood­wa­ters had racked the city, in a scene rem­i­nis­cent of Hur­ri­cane Ka­t­rina’s as­sault on New Or­leans. Days af­ter this storm struck the Gulf Coast, at least

ve peo­ple had died, and many more were in­jured. Thou­sands called 911, beg­ging for help and over­whelm­ing op­er­a­tors, as res­cue crews braved the

ooded streets. The fed­eral gov­ern­ment planned to send 5,000 work­ers to help, but it may take bil­lions of dol­lars—and a gen­er­a­tion—to re­cover from the storm.

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