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Houston sees sun, but nearby cities 'at God's mercy' as rain moves east

PORT ARTHUR, Texas - The biggest rainstorm in U.S. mainland history made a second landfall on the Gulf Coast on Wednesday, cutting a devastating path across southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana - even as the sun began to emerge in Houston and some residents returned to their waterlogged homes.

A string of coastal Texas cities was engulfed in water as Harvey came ashore again at 5 a.m. Wednesday just west of Cameron, La.

"Yep, we got some water, y'all," Port Arthur, Texas, Mayor Derrick Freeman said in a live Facebook video Wednesday morning as he sloshed through knee-deep water inside his home. "Harvey wasn't playing."

Mayor Pro Tem Cal Jones estimated that at least 80 percent of the city, 90 miles east of Houston on

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