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Whitlee Hurd, the mother of five children, walks through her damaged home in northeast Houston. "This is my child's room but I can't have them sleep here now because the window is open," she says. "We told the maintenance man but he won't help us." Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Ghulam Siddique, a goat herder from Pakistan's Sindh province, has been forced to increase the price of his goats to offset the rising cost of the animals' feed. Amar Guriro for NPR hide caption

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Troy King navigates his boat through a flooded portion of Highway 90 in Houston on his way to rescue the Galvan family. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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Riding With A Rescue Mission In The Surreal, Perilous Texas Floods

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Workers begin repairs to a wall that was lost in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on Wednesday in Rockport, Texas. Most insurance policies don't cover flooding damage. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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In Storm-Tossed Houston Area, Most Homeowners Lack Flood Insurance

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Researchers Explore New Methods To Quantify Power Of Storms After Harvey

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Houston's Susceptibility To Flooding

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A refinery in Deer Park, Texas, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Some residents and environment groups are worried about toxic chemicals that could be emitted into the air if there's any damage. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Flooded Texas Chemical Plants Raise Concerns About Toxic Emissions

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Trump Policies Could Undermine Post-Harvey Rebuilding

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These dead sharks were discovered aboard a Chinese-flagged vessel found off Ecuador earlier this month with some 300 tons of marine species, several of which are in danger of extinction. Galapagos National Park via AP hide caption

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