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An American deluge

Print edition : September 29, 2017

In Houston, near the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs, after Hurricane Harvey. Photo: AP Photo/David J. Phillip

A home damaged by floodwaters in Houston. Photo: AP Photo/David J. Phillip

President Donald Trump speaks to volunteers in First Church in Pearland, Texas, while visiting the affected areas. Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP

Hurricane Harvey devastated the coastline of Texas and Louisiana in early September, leaving behind an enormous trail of loss of life and property and large numbers of poor and middle-class people further dispossessed and spiralling into economic uncertainty.
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