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President Trump Visits Texas To Assess Harvey Damage

August 30, 2017
Geoff Bennett | NPR
President Trump on Tuesday visited the Gulf Coast for the first time since Harvey made landfall. The president and first lady toured two Texas cities to see some of the damage and relief efforts.
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Mexico offers hurricane help; No decision on whether to accept it

August 30, 2017
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Mexico has offered assistance in the massive disaster response in next-door Texas, the State Department said late Tuesday, but there has been no decision on whether to accept the help.
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Political fights loom over cost of Harvey recovery

August 29, 2017
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott praised the federal response to Harvey on Monday, saying he'd spoken "on multiple occasions" to President Trump and members of his Cabinet.
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Nearly 2 million warned to flee destructive Hurricane Matthew in the U.S.

October 6, 2016
Hurricane Matthew has caused the deaths of 140 people, mostly in Haiti, and that toll is expected to rise. Aid workers who have been able to reach the most heavily damaged areas report near-total losses. The U.S. mainland is the storm’s next target; Florida, Georgia and South Carolina are already under a state of emergency. Gwen Ifill gets an update from FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate.
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Obama heads to Louisiana's flood-ravaged areas, but some say he's too late

August 23, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama will tour flood-ravaged neighborhoods in Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday and try to avoid the political minefields that the visit presents.
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Why New Orleans recovery is a continuation, not a celebration

August 26, 2015
Ten years since Hurricane Katrina brought tragedy to the city of New Orleans, the story of its recovery can read like a tale of two cities. Marc Morial, Urban League CEO and former mayor, joins Gwen Ifill to take stock of the school system, the need for affordable housing and the enormous task of rebuilding and recovering.
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