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The nightmare that was Hurricane Maria continues. It should be over by now.
AUSTIN — It’s difficult at this point to say exactly how Texas will go about paying to recover from a disaster whose effects are still not fully measured, but there’s now at least a price tag on the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Some of the dangers of severe weather such as hurricanes are obvious. For example, drowning is a top cause of hurricane-related fatalities. But there are some lesser-known health threats that Americans face.
The flooding from Hurricane Harvey, which has wreaked havoc in Texas, is both catastrophic and historic. The reported death toll rose to at least nine Monday, and officials were projecting that as many as 30,000 people will ultimately be evacuated from flooded homes in Houston and other cities and towns in the state.