Hurricane Harvey: The disaster and aftermath

President Donald Trump walks with first lady Melania Trump to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Washington.<br>Evan Vucci/AP

Trump sets emergency aid in motion in deal that upsets GOP

President Donald Trump ignored seething Republicans and made good on his deal with Democrats, signing legislation that links $15.3 billion in disaster aid to an increase in the U.S. borrowing limit.

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Toxic waste sites flooded; EPA not on scene

As Dwight Chandler sipped beer and swept out the thick muck caked inside his devastated home, he worried whether Harvey's floodwaters had also washed in pollution from the old acid pit just a couple blocks away.

Harvey help: Minn. National Guard soldiers head to Texas on Chinook helicopters

The soldiers from the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade were scheduled to fly Friday from St. Cloud, the Minnesota National Guard said.

Arkansas sending 1,500 more troops in Harvey relief efforts

Another 1,500 soldiers and airmen from the Arkansas National Guard are headed to south Texas to aid the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.

Deputies find alligator at flooded Texas home while responding to intruder call

Deputies with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office responded Friday to an "intruder call" at a home on the northeast side of the metropolitan area. "Upon arrival, deputies were met by a large alligator who made his way into this flooded home," the constable's office said in a Facebook post, along with a photo of the animal.

Houston tries to safeguard some areas by flooding others

As floodwaters receded and rescuers searched waterlogged neighborhoods for more potential victims, Houston officials began turning their attention to finding temporary housing for those in shelters and getting enough gasoline for people to fill up cars — but also to the city's long-term recovery, which will take years and billions of dollars.

Post-Harvey problems plague Texas as funerals for dead begin

One week after Harvey roared into the Gulf Coast, a Texas city struggled with no drinking water, fires kept erupting at a stricken chemical plant and funerals began for some of those who drowned in the floodwaters.


Navy helo plucks stranded Texans from floodwaters

The rain stopped, finally. But the water didn’t. It’s everywhere. From the sky, water surrounding buildings stretched for miles, a devastating remnant from Hurricane Harvey. Roads and highways disappeared, and roofs looked like they were floating.

Trump seeks an initial $7.9 billion in Harvey aid

President Donald Trump has sent lawmakers an initial request for a $7.9 billion down payment toward Harvey relief and recovery efforts.