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As skies clear over Houston, a nation takes stock

The sun made an appearance in Houston on Tuesday for the first time since hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday and inundated the region with as much as 50 inches of rain.

Amid record flooding and damage that is expected to cost billions, if not tens of billions, there's also a bright spot in the way so many have come together to help – from state and federal officials to folks from out of state who brought their pick-up trucks and boats.

And even as American televisions are inundated with images of rescue and relief efforts, similar scenes are unfolding in southeast

Neighbors helping neighborsWhy Harvey stalled over HoustonHow zoning has made Houston particularly vulnerableShoring up cities against future flooding

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