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    Harvey Moves North as Houston Chemical Plant Blows

    There was no way to stop it. While Houston’s flooding recedes, Harvey is on the move, expected to dump as much as eight inches of rain across Louisiana and Mississippi today. New Orleans, which isn’t in its path, has organized relief efforts for Houston in solidarity. Meanwhile residents around the Houston-area Arkema chemical plant evacuated after the CEO said its organic peroxide would overheat and ignite without power for refrigeration. True to his word, explosions at the plant have already begun to blanket the area in black smoke, though authorities said it wasn’t toxic.

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