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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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(Left) Flooded neigborhoods can be seen in New Orleans in 2005. (Right) Flooded homes are shown near Lake Houston following Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 30. Kyle Niemi/U.S. Coast Guard;Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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(Left) Mabel Rozier, 78, has been in Houston for 2 1/2 years. The night the hurricane hit, she had planned to stay in her apartment. She was on the third floor and was eventually rescued by boat. (Right) Samina Kasin is from Pakistan and is vice principal of the mosque's weekend school. She has been volunteering by organizing donations, cooking and cleaning. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Harvey Hit Poor Neighborhoods In Northeast Houston The Hardest

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Remnants Of Harvey Continue To Wreak Havoc In Texas

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Thousands Of Haitians Enter Canada Amid Fears Of Deportation From U.S.

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Houston's Flooding Problem Reflects Shortfalls In City Planning

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Trump Plans To Announce Decision On Future Of DACA Program

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