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Houston after Harvey

A Texas lineman has reportedly died while attempting to restore electricity to an area of Bloomington, south of Victoria.

See how Houstonians are cleaning up after Harvey.

Houston after Harvey

A Texas lineman has reportedly died while attempting to restore electricity to an area of Bloomington, south of Victoria.

See how Houstonians are cleaning up after Harvey.

Photo: Rogelio V. Solis, STF

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See how Houston is cleaning up.

See how Houston is cleaning up.

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Darrel Rosales, 14, takes a break from cleaning up his flood-damaged home in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey in the Verde Forest subdivision on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston. His family evacuated to the Toyota Center. less
Darrel Rosales, 14, takes a break from cleaning up his flood-damaged home in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey in the Verde Forest subdivision on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston. His family evacuated … more

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

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Sharlene Barris, right, begins to cry after seeing HFD Capt. Joshua Vogel, left, while firefighters were doing welfare checks on residents in the Meyerland area, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston. Vogel’s team evacuated Barris and her husband as waters rose into their home. less
Sharlene Barris, right, begins to cry after seeing HFD Capt. Joshua Vogel, left, while firefighters were doing welfare checks on residents in the Meyerland area, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston. Vogel’s … more

Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle

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Sharlene Barris begins to cry after seeing HFD Capt. Joshua Vogel, not pictured, while firefighters were doing welfare checks on residents in the Meyerland area, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston. Vogel’s team evacuated Barris and her husband as waters rose into their home. less
Sharlene Barris begins to cry after seeing HFD Capt. Joshua Vogel, not pictured, while firefighters were doing welfare checks on residents in the Meyerland area, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston. Vogel’s … more

Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle

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Menion Brock and Michelle Green clean up their home damages by floodwaters of Tropical Storm Harvey in the Parkway Forest subdivision on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston.

Menion Brock and Michelle Green clean up their home damages by floodwaters of Tropical Storm Harvey in the Parkway Forest subdivision on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston.

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

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Laura Gill’s home flooded with about three feet of water after Tropical Storm Harvey Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Baytown, Texas. Gill and her husband Michael started removing their soaked carpet in their home.

Laura Gill’s home flooded with about three feet of water after Tropical Storm Harvey Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Baytown, Texas. Gill and her husband Michael started removing their soaked carpet in their home.

Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

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Gideon Kim, 2, plus with a toy train while his father, Nathan, is sorting donated shoes as they volunteer at The Forge for Families, a Christian community organization that has been transformed into an Red Cross shelter, on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston. The Kim family, including Gideon’s mother, Dr. Judy Kim, had been volunteer at The Forge since Tuesday. less
Gideon Kim, 2, plus with a toy train while his father, Nathan, is sorting donated shoes as they volunteer at The Forge for Families, a Christian community organization that has been transformed into an Red … more

Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle

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Joe Lopez attempts to clean up the kitchen area of the Creative Learning Center after flood water destroyed the daycare during Hurricane Harvey Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Friendswood.

Joe Lopez attempts to clean up the kitchen area of the Creative Learning Center after flood water destroyed the daycare during Hurricane Harvey Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Friendswood.

Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

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Netri Mehta wraps Ganesha in her bedroom on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Katy. Mehta, who was evacuated on Sunday night as the water rose. “This was the only thing I left behind that I was most worried about.”

Netri Mehta wraps Ganesha in her bedroom on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Katy. Mehta, who was evacuated on Sunday night as the water rose. “This was the only thing I left behind that I was most worried about.”

Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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Football players with St. Thomas High School work to clean up Wayne Marek’s home in the Forest Mills Estates subdivision, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Kingwood. Marek, 73, had put out a call for help via social media, and they arrived to help. less
Football players with St. Thomas High School work to clean up Wayne Marek’s home in the Forest Mills Estates subdivision, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Kingwood. Marek, 73, had put out a call for help via social … more

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Football players with St. Thomas High School work to clean up Wayne Marek’s home in the Forest Mills Estates subdivision, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Kingwood. Marek, 73, had put out a call for help via social media, and they arrived to help. less
Football players with St. Thomas High School work to clean up Wayne Marek’s home in the Forest Mills Estates subdivision, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Kingwood. Marek, 73, had put out a call for help via social … more

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Jackson Phillips, 16, left, and Philip Matulia, 17, both varsity football players with St. Thomas High School, walk through water to work to clean up Wayne Marek’s home in the Forest Mills Estates subdivision, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Kingwood. Marek, 73, had put out a call for help via social media, and they arrived to help. less
Jackson Phillips, 16, left, and Philip Matulia, 17, both varsity football players with St. Thomas High School, walk through water to work to clean up Wayne Marek’s home in the Forest Mills Estates subdivision, … more

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Luca Cernosek, 15, helps clean his grandfather’s house in the Meyerland area, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston.

Luca Cernosek, 15, helps clean his grandfather’s house in the Meyerland area, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston.

Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle

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Terri Lilley and Kim Red stacks up clothing in front of The Blue Monkey, 206 E Edgewood Dr, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Friendswood. The Blue Monkey is a non-profit organization resale gift shop. The store sells furniture, gifts, household items, appliances, $1 clothes, and the money raised goes to Builders without Borders of Texas. Everything in the store has to be thrown out and they will have find a way to restock. less
Terri Lilley and Kim Red stacks up clothing in front of The Blue Monkey, 206 E Edgewood Dr, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Friendswood. The Blue Monkey is a non-profit … more

Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

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Karasaan Sedeta,6, plays basketball in his front yard as his brother, Robey and dad, Cheru Tucho remove soaked carpeting from their home on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Katy. “He’s a child, he’s doing what he’s suppose to do,” said his dad, Cheru Tucho. The family stayed in their home throughout Tropical Storm Harvey. less
Karasaan Sedeta,6, plays basketball in his front yard as his brother, Robey and dad, Cheru Tucho remove soaked carpeting from their home on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Katy. “He’s a child, he’s doing what he’s … more

Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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Theresa Torres uses bags to clean up the Creative Learning Center after flood water destroyed the daycare during Hurricane Harvey Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Friendswood.

Theresa Torres uses bags to clean up the Creative Learning Center after flood water destroyed the daycare during Hurricane Harvey Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Friendswood.

Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

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Mary Pinales, with Blackmon Mooring, walks through Liberty High School, 6400 Southwest Fwy., where the walls were cut two feet up to dry out the school Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston. Many schools were damaged from flooding in the aftermath of Hurrican Harvey. less
Mary Pinales, with Blackmon Mooring, walks through Liberty High School, 6400 Southwest Fwy., where the walls were cut two feet up to dry out the school Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston. Many schools were … more

Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

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Jena Roher laughs and jokes “the one thing that survived”, a family fish named “Romo” as she helped a friend clean up in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Friendswood.

Jena Roher laughs and jokes “the one thing that survived”, a family fish named “Romo” as she helped a friend clean up in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Friendswood.

Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

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Mike Thompson (center) removes items from The Blue Monkey, 206 E Edgewood Dr, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Friendswood. The Blue Monkey is a non-profit organization resale gift shop. The store sells furniture, gifts, household items, appliances, $1 clothes, and the money raised goes to Builders without Borders of Texas. Everything in the store has to be thrown out and they will have find a way to restock. less
Mike Thompson (center) removes items from The Blue Monkey, 206 E Edgewood Dr, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Friendswood. The Blue Monkey is a non-profit organization resale … more

Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

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Mike Thompson removes items from The Blue Monkey, 206 E Edgewood Dr, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Friendswood. The Blue Monkey is a non-profit organization resale gift shop. The store sells furniture, gifts, household items, appliances, $1 clothes, and the money raised goes to Builders without Borders of Texas. Everything in the store has to be thrown out and they will have find a way to restock. less
Mike Thompson removes items from The Blue Monkey, 206 E Edgewood Dr, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Friendswood. The Blue Monkey is a non-profit organization resale gift shop. … more

Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

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Max Barrios and members of the Boy Scouts Troop 452 aid in the clean up efforts at the Creative Learning Center after flood water destroyed the daycare during Hurricane Harvey Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Friendswood. less
Max Barrios and members of the Boy Scouts Troop 452 aid in the clean up efforts at the Creative Learning Center after flood water destroyed the daycare during Hurricane Harvey Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in … more

Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

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Margaret Shelton rips up flood-soaked carpet from her home in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey in the Parkway Forest subdivision on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston.

Margaret Shelton rips up flood-soaked carpet from her home in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey in the Parkway Forest subdivision on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston.

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

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Guillermo Casteneda tosses a garbage bag onto a pile of his destroyed belongings as he cleans up from flood damage in the Verde Forest subdivision in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston. less
Guillermo Casteneda tosses a garbage bag onto a pile of his destroyed belongings as he cleans up from flood damage in the Verde Forest subdivision in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey on Thursday, Aug. 31, … more

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

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Alma Castenda pulls her children’s artwork off the walls as she cleans up her flood damaged home in the Verde Forest subdivision in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston.

Alma Castenda pulls her children’s artwork off the walls as she cleans up her flood damaged home in the Verde Forest subdivision in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston.

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

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Susan Henney tosses wet carpet as she helps her neighbors clean up from flooding in the Lakewood Forest subdivision Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Houston. Much of the Houston area was flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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Susan Henney tosses wet carpet as she helps her neighbors clean up from flooding in the Lakewood Forest subdivision Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Houston. Much of the Houston area was flooded in the aftermath

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Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

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Kenny Licona, left, cleans out his flooded out home in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Spring, Texas.

Kenny Licona, left, cleans out his flooded out home in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Spring, Texas.

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

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Michael and Laura Gill dispose of soaked carpet Wednesday after their Baytown home flooded with about three feet of water during Tropical Storm Harvey, which bombardede northern parts of the suburb.

Michael and Laura Gill dispose of soaked carpet Wednesday after their Baytown home flooded with about three feet of water during Tropical Storm Harvey, which bombardede northern parts of the suburb.

Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez, Houston Chronicle

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JosŽ Alarco packs up his prescriptions while standing in a foot of water in his bedroom. Alarco’s family was going to pick him up, but couldn’t get down the streets on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. ( Elizabeth Conley / Houston Chronicle )

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JosŽ Alarco packs up his prescriptions while standing in a foot of water in his bedroom. Alarco’s family was going to pick him up, but couldn’t get down the streets on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. ( Elizabeth

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Photo: Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle

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Willie Johnson, left, and his wife Loicy, clean up their flood-damaged home in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey in the Verde Forest subdivision on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston.

Willie Johnson, left, and his wife Loicy, clean up their flood-damaged home in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey in the Verde Forest subdivision on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston.

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

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Boyd Jones, left, embraces his neighbor, Manuel Rosales as meet in Rosales’ home after being flooded in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey in the Verde Forest subdivision on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston. less
Boyd Jones, left, embraces his neighbor, Manuel Rosales as meet in Rosales’ home after being flooded in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey in the Verde Forest subdivision on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in … more

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

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Mya Casteneda, left, mops the floor as her mother Alma cleans off the fireplace mantle as they clean up flood damage in the Verde Forest subdivision in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston. less
Mya Casteneda, left, mops the floor as her mother Alma cleans off the fireplace mantle as they clean up flood damage in the Verde Forest subdivision in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey on Thursday, Aug. … more

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

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Willie Johnson, left, and Don Clayton carry a chair destroyed by flood damage out of Johnson’s home in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey in the Verde Forest subdivision on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Houston. less
Willie Johnson, left, and Don Clayton carry a chair destroyed by flood damage out of Johnson’s home in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey in the Verde Forest subdivision on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in … more

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

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A painting (foreground) that hung in Catherine Sharpe’s 8 -year-old son’s (Jake) room, shows the water line mark on a painting put out for trash after the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Friendswood. less
A painting (foreground) that hung in Catherine Sharpe’s 8 -year-old son’s (Jake) room, shows the water line mark on a painting put out for trash after the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, … more

Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle

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