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Patrick Bayou, pictured on Sept. 2, flooded when Hurricane Harvey slammed the Houston area. The bayou is a Superfund toxic waste site. A March cleanup report for the site did not include preparations for more severe flood events as a result of climate change. Jason Dearen/AP hide caption

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Flooding in Immokalee, Fla., after Hurricane Irma hit was still present days afterward. Public health officials say that even after waters recede, issues such as mold and mosquitos can remain. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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A smokestack rises in the background over the East Houston community of Manchester, Texas, where the air was heavy with what smelled like gasoline after Hurricane Harvey in late August. The neighborhood is ringed by industrial sites. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Air Pollution From Industry Plagues Houston In Harvey's Wake

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The Highlands Acid Pit Superfund site remained flooded on August 31. The water has since receded, and some residents are concerned that toxins from the site could have spread into the nearby neighborhood. Jason Dearen/AP hide caption

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In Texas, Concerns About Damage To Flooded Toxic Waste Sites

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For people who believe in God, natural disasters can challenge faith. For some, it becomes impossible to believe there is a God in command when truly awful things happen. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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'He Has A Reason': How Natural Disasters Test The Faithful

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(Left) Charlie Wilson walks his dog Peanut outside of the convention center. (Right) Veterinarian Joanna Web gives a check up to a bird outside the shelter. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Andrew White helps a neighbor — and a dog — get to safety after their street was flooded by Hurricane Harvey. Scott Olson /Getty Images hide caption

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A Bipartisan Bill Helped Save Pets From Harvey, And Maybe Their Humans Too

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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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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center had 528 patients in the hospital as Harvey hit. A team of about 1,000 people tended to them and their families until reinforcements arrived Monday. Courtesy of MD Anderson Cancer Center hide caption

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An 'Army Of People' Helps Houston Cancer Patients Get Treatment

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The Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas, is northeast of Houston. The company says it received reports of two explosions at the plant in the early hours of Thursday. Later, the county's emergency and safety officials insisted that nothing at the plant had exploded and that it was containers "popping." Google Maps 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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Planes are parked at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Tuesday. The airport, which had been closed since Hurricane Harvey made landfall, opened with limited service on Wednesday. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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With Rain Lessening In Houston, Airports And Ports Begin Opening

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