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What We're Hearing In Texas: Residents Discuss Harvey's Floods

The scale of the catastrophe hitting southeast Texas and parts of Louisiana has residents struggling to protect their lives and property, as up to 50 inches of rain is forecast to hit some areas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey this week.

For a sign of the conditions in Houston and nearby areas, consider this: The U.S. Coast Guard it's "conducting urban search and rescue in the city of Houston."

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