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Seeking Shelter, Harvey Evacuees Stay In State Parks

Roughly 7,500 people have sought shelter after Hurricane Harvey at state parks in Texas.

Erik Ryan and Mia Reynolds from San Leon, Texas, sit at the picnic table at their campsite in Bastrop State Park. Reynolds, who is currently on hold with FEMA, says that she has been through storms before.

"I did not want to wait around for a politician to tell me to

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