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A Catastrophe for Houston's Most Vulnerable People

Within cities, poor communities of color often live in segregated neighborhoods with higher flood risks. This is especially true in Houston.
Source: Nick Oxford / Reuters

At least five deaths and dozens of injuries have been attributed to Hurricane Harvey, as it pummeled parts of the Houston region with 24 inches of rain and swirling winds. The storm has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, from a Category 4 at its height, but the catastrophic flooding is only as rains continue, according to the National Weather Service.

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