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    Harvey Downgraded but Risks Remain

    It’s no time for complacency. While water levels drop in Houston, the storm continues to threaten along the Texas-Louisiana border, where another eight inches of rain is forecast through Friday, threatening more flooding. Hurricane Harvey has since been downgraded to a “tropical depression,” but local authorities warn that the crisis is far from over. Officials say the death toll now stands at 38, while shelters now house more than 32,000 people in Houston. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump reassured Texans during a speech in Missouri on Wednesday that “all of America is grieving with you.”

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