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Marietta firefighter provides help for Harvey victims

A Marietta firefighter traveled to Texas to help people and pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey. 

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Hurricane Harvey: 70% of home damage costs aren't covered by insurance

In this aerial photo, homes sit in floodwaters caused Tropical Storm Harvey in Port Arthur, Texas, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Port Arthur's major roads were swamped by rising waters brought by Harvey(AP Photo/LM Otero) In this aerial photo, homes sit in floodwaters caused Tropical Storm Harvey in Port Arthur, Texas, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Port Arthur's major roads were swamped by rising waters brought by Harvey(AP Photo/LM Otero)
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Flooding from Hurricane Harvey caused an estimated $25 billion to $35 billion worth of damage to residences in Texas and Louisiana.

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‘This too shall pass’: An emotional return home after the storm

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Willie Marie Burton lost almost everything inside her home to the flooding brought by Hurricane Harvey, but she’s still thankful. Thankful to be alive, and for a box of photographs that survived the flooding.

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NFL star JJ Watt blows past $10M goal for Harvey victims fundraiser

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has organized a fundraiser to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo) Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has organized a fundraiser to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo)
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The Houston Texans defensive end said it’s hard to watch the devastation in his city and wants to do his part to help.

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Workers trapped inside Houston bakery make bread for Harvey victims

These bakers found themselves trapped by rising waters when Harvey pummeled Houston -- but instead of waiting around, they did what they do best. (Source: El Bolillo Bakery) These bakers found themselves trapped by rising waters when Harvey pummeled Houston -- but instead of waiting around, they did what they do best. (Source: El Bolillo Bakery)
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These bakers found themselves trapped by rising waters when Harvey pummeled Houston -- but instead of waiting around, they did what they do best.

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Harvey death toll up to 39; more fatalities expected

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In Texas, the official death toll surpassed 39 on Thursday and was expected to climb as authorities investigated several other deaths to determine whether they were storm-related.

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Trump donating $1M of personal money to Harvey victims

(Source: CNN) In his first concerted sales pitch for tax reform during a speech in Missouri on August 30th, 2017 President Trump promised that tax cuts for businesses would mean a better life for the middle class. (Source: CNN) In his first concerted sales pitch for tax reform during a speech in Missouri on August 30th, 2017 President Trump promised that tax cuts for businesses would mean a better life for the middle class.
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During the daily press briefing on Thursday, White House officials confirmed President Donald Trump would donate $1 million of his personal money to relief funds for Harvey victims.

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Explosions, black smoke reported at Texas chemical plant flooded by Harvey

The Arkema Inc. chemical plant is flooded from Tropical Storm Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP) The Arkema Inc. chemical plant is flooded from Tropical Storm Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
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The plant lost power and its backup generators amid the flood, leaving it without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises.

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Pizza Hut workers deliver food to Harvey victims by kayak

Extreme flooding didn't stop a pizza shop in Texas from delivering fresh food to several people stranded in their homes due to Harvey. (Source: Pizza Hut / Twitter) Extreme flooding didn't stop a pizza shop in Texas from delivering fresh food to several people stranded in their homes due to Harvey. (Source: Pizza Hut / Twitter)
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Extreme flooding didn’t stop a pizza shop in Texas from delivering fresh food to several people stranded in their homes due to Harvey.

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Metro Atlanta communities work to send relief to flooding victims

Two metro Atlanta communities were both working to send relief to flooding victims in Texas due to Harvey. 

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What made the rain in Hurricane Harvey so extreme?

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Fifty inches of rain. Nine trillion gallons of water. The Gulf Coast of Texas, and especially the Houston metropolitan area, has been inundated by rain produced by Hurricane Harvey.

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How will Harvey impact Atlanta?

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As Harvey continues to move northeast through the eastern U.S., moisture from the system will continue to produce rain in north Georgia and metro Atlanta. 

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Van found after being swept away in Houston flood carrying family of 6

The van in which an elderly couple and their four grandchildren were riding when the vehicle was swept away Sunday by Tropical Storm Harvey's floodwaters has been found, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez of Harris County, Texas, said Wednesday. (CNN) The van in which an elderly couple and their four grandchildren were riding when the vehicle was swept away Sunday by Tropical Storm Harvey's floodwaters has been found, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez of Harris County, Texas, said Wednesday. (CNN)
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Officers have located a submerged van in which six members of a Houston family were traveling when it was swept off a Houston bridge and into a storm-ravaged bayou.

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Best Buy: $40 water in Houston was a ‘big mistake’

(Photo Credit: Twitter User: Max Cotterill) (Photo Credit: Twitter User: Max Cotterill)
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The first thing you think of when it comes to Best Buy is probably electronics, not bottles of water. But, unfortunately, that’s what they are known for today.

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Harvey to make second landfall in Louisiana-Texas border

There are areas stationed all around inside the Houston Convention Center that includes a toiletries station, clothing station, food & water station, bedding station, voucher for transportation station, pharmacy area, medical and a charging station. (AP) There are areas stationed all around inside the Houston Convention Center that includes a toiletries station, clothing station, food & water station, bedding station, voucher for transportation station, pharmacy area, medical and a charging station. (AP)
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The eye of Harvey is set to take an aim at the Louisiana-Texas border, dousing the region with rain as it makes landfall Wednesday.

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Houston furniture store opens as shelter for flood victims

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A Houston-based furniture store transformed two of its locations into shelters to support hundreds of people displaced by Tropical Storm Harvey.

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WATCH: Neighbors form human chain to rescue Houston woman in labor

A group of Good Samaritans in Houston formed a human chain to help their pregnant neighbor to safety. (Source: Molly Akers) A group of Good Samaritans in Houston formed a human chain to help their pregnant neighbor to safety. (Source: Molly Akers)
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When a Houston mother went into labor at the height of Hurricane Harvey, her neighbors jumped in to rescue her.

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Harvey horror: Shivering tot found clinging to drowned mom

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Rescuers found a shivering toddler clinging to her drowned mother after the pair tried to flee Harvey.

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Nation's largest oil refinery forced to shut down due to Harvey

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The largest oil refinery in the country is shutting down as Hurricane Harvey causes more catastrophic flooding.

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Sandra Bullock donates $1 million to help Harvey victims

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Sandra Bullock is the latest celeb to reach out to Harvey victims after the tropical storm devastated Houston and Texas’ Gulf Coast.   

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Musicians hold Harvey relief concert in Atlanta

Musicians held a Harvey relief concert in Atlanta Tuesday. 

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Colonies of fire ants seen floating through the streets of Houston

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In flooded Houston, there are reports of seeing displaced dogs and cats roaming the flooded streets --as well as fire ants.

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Houston receives year's worth of rain in 5 days

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Harvey has produced at least 51.88 inches of rain in the Houston area since Friday, which is more than what the area typically sees in an entire year. 

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Houston Mayor confirms police officer drowned in flooded patrol car

(Source: CNN) Veteran Houston police officer Sgt. Steve Perez ied when he drove his vehicle into floodwater covering the Hardy Toll Way, Houston Police chief Art Acevedo said on August 29, 2017. (Source: CNN) Veteran Houston police officer Sgt. Steve Perez ied when he drove his vehicle into floodwater covering the Hardy Toll Way, Houston Police chief Art Acevedo said on August 29, 2017.
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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner confirms death of police officer Sunday when he was trapped in flooded patrol car.

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Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch opens doors as shelter

Pastor Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch has rejected allegations that it isn't opening its doors to residents displaced by flooding, saying that it will do so on Tuesday. (Source: CNN) Pastor Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch has rejected allegations that it isn't opening its doors to residents displaced by flooding, saying that it will do so on Tuesday. (Source: CNN)
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Joel Osteen opened his Houston megachurch to those seeking shelter from floodwaters Tuesday after social media critics slammed the televangelist for not offering to house people in need while Harvey swamps the city.

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Dogs rescued after being left on family's boat during Hurricane Harvey

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It's a hearbreaking photo shared across social media. Two dogs left all alone in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. But this story has a happy ending. The two dogs were finally rescued.

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Harvey is second-wettest tropical cyclone in U.S. history

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Harvey is now the second-wettest tropical cyclone in U.S. history with at least 51.88 inches of rain in the Houston area.

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Houston teams and athletes step up for hurricane relief

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Houston sports teams are pitching in to help after Hurricane Harvey.

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'Get out now!' Levee breaches south of Houston as flooding intensifies

Jennifer Bryant looks over the debris from her family business destroyed by Hurricane Harvey Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Katy, Texas.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Jennifer Bryant looks over the debris from her family business destroyed by Hurricane Harvey Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Katy, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Officials in Brazoria County, Texas have confirmed that a levee has breached in the Columbia Lakes area of their County, along the Brazos River. Authorities are urging residents who live in the area to "Get out now."

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Coldplay writes a new song for Houston's Harvey victims

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Coldplay, at its concert in Miami on Monday night, the band performed a song it wrote for the flooded Texas city. 

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Photo: Texas grandma rescued from flooded living room on jet ski

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Hurricane Harvey has uprooted millions of lives, and the cost of recovery doesn’t just stop with money. It will take time, effort, and selfless acts to restore what once was. And thankfully, there are people out there who are helping, and sometimes, in style.

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The nursing home residents stuck in waist-deep water have been rescued

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Did you see the photo of the nursing home residents in waist-deep water? Rest assured they made it out safely!

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Here's how you can help the victims of Hurricane Harvey

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Charities are stepping up their donation requests in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Here's what you can do to help:

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A little girl's inspiring note to her police officer dad as he heads out to help Harvey victims

As an off-duty police officer with the Waco Police Department prepared to head out and rescue people from Harvey's flooding, his daughter wrote him a heartwarming note. (Source: Waco Police Department) As an off-duty police officer with the Waco Police Department prepared to head out and rescue people from Harvey's flooding, his daughter wrote him a heartwarming note. (Source: Waco Police Department)
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As an off-duty police officer with the Waco Police Department prepared to head out and rescue people from Harvey's flooding, his daughter wrote him a heartwarming note. 

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Family of 6 presumed dead after van sinks in Harvey floods

Virginia Saldivar says she presumes six members of a family, including four of her grandchildren, have died after their van was carried by a strong current into the bayou and sank. (Virginia Saldivar, Handout) Virginia Saldivar says she presumes six members of a family, including four of her grandchildren, have died after their van was carried by a strong current into the bayou and sank. (Virginia Saldivar, Handout)
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As a van full of family members tried to escape Harvey, violent floodwaters engulfed the vehicle and six people are now presumed dead, a relative told the Associated Press. 

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Anheuser-Busch will provide water to victims of Hurricane Harvey

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Over 100,000 cans of water will soon be arriving in Texas for victims of Hurricane Harvey. 

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Houston mayor says more than 3,000 people rescued by police

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Houston mayor says 3,052 people rescued by police since Harvey inundated the city, 1,000 in the last 8 hours. 

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Relief supplies headed to Texas after Harvey

FEMA trucks are headed to Texas from Atlanta with relief supplies after flooding caused by Harvey. 

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Governor activates entire Texas National Guard

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Texas' governor is activating the entire Texas National Guard for search and rescue efforts following Hurricane Harvey, bringing the total deployment to roughly 12,000. Gov. Gregg Abbott said Monday that it's "imperative we do everything possible" to protect lives. About 3,000 guard members had already been mobilized along the Texas coast. Abbott says Texas is now activating others who are physically able and not currently deployed elsewhere. Houston officials say they ha...

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450,000 could seek Harvey disaster assistance, FEMA chief says

Jennifer Bryant looks over the debris from her family business destroyed by Hurricane Harvey Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Katy, Texas.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Jennifer Bryant looks over the debris from her family business destroyed by Hurricane Harvey Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Katy, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Swollen rivers in east Texas aren't expected to crest until later this week, but federal officials are already predicting Harvey will drive 30,000 people into shelters and spur 450,000 to seek some sort of disaster assistance. 

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Harvey first category 4 hurricane to strike U.S. since 2004 Video included

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Hurricane Harvey will bring devastating conditions to south and southeast Texas this weekend, and could eventually bring rain to Atlanta later next week. 

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