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Helping Houston the American way

 Houston is trying to dry itself out and recover from the historic floods of Hurricane Harvey. 

It will take years and unknown billions of dollars.

Unlike New Orleans in 2005 after Katrina, the country’s fourth largest city was as prepared as any metropolis can be for a thousand-year flood.

But unlike New Orleans, Houston’s city government was not horribly corrupt and incompetent.

In Houston, no poorly built or badly maintained federal government levies broke open, instantly flooding whole neighborhoods with sea water up to their rooftops and killing nearly 2,000 people.

In Houston, where so far about ...


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