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Port Aransas, Texas

Father Kris Bauta celebrates Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church which was damaged from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in Port Aransas, Texas. The church and Port Aransas is still with out electricity. (Photo: Eric Gay/AP)

Hurricane Harvey lashes Texas

One week after Harvey slammed into southeast Texas as a Category Four hurricane, rescuers were still searching by air and by boat for people trapped in flooded homes.

A fresh blaze broke out late Friday at a chemical plant in Crosby, northeast of Houston, sending a giant plume of thick black smoke billowing into the sky.

And as floodwaters receded in Houston, the fourth most populous city in the United States, nearby cities such as Beaumont — which had lost its water supply — and Port Arthur struggled to recover. (AFP)

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