31 Aug '17, 9pm

How Trump made it harder to rebuild a safe Houston

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Harvey’s toll is already immense. Thousands are still stranded, and the death toll is 39 . Many Houston streets are lakes or raging rivers, and flooded hospitals have had to evacuate. There’s no clean water in some areas, and a chemical explosion about 20 miles from the city has forced even more evacuations. The full extent of the damage won’t be known for weeks, but President Trump has still assured the victims that Congress will move quickly to provide relief. “Believe me, we will be bigger, better, stronger than ever before,” he said from the White House on Monday. “The rebuilding will begin and in the end it will be something very special.” But Trump has already undermined the likelihood that Houston will be able to rebuild stronger and smarter than bef...

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How Trump made it harder to rebuild a safe Houston

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