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Economic Impact of Harvey Could Be Felt Nationwide Before It's Over

Hurricane Harvey has inflicted much human misery since Friday, and now its aftermath is causing economic harm. Experts say the flooding may end up damaging oil refineries and boosting gas prices.
Overhead view of the floods from Buffalo Bayou in Houston, as heavy rains continued falling on Monday. Source: Karen Warren

Bill Gilmer remembers spending the night listening to the winds of Hurricane Ike tear through his suburban Houston neighborhood in September 2008. He also recalls waking up the next morning to hear something completely different.

"The first sound I heard was chainsaws, and I looked out and all my neighbors were out there

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