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The storm hit west of Cameron, La., at 4 a.m. local time and is moving north — away from the catastrophic flooding it left in Houston and other parts of Texas.

Billions of dollars will be needed to clean up and rebuild in areas hit by Harvey. Passing that funding is one more must-do item on the list for a Congress that has struggled to get things done.

With thousands of people displaced, health workers are trying to address the immediate medical needs of evacuees as well as mental health issues made worse by the disaster.

As the nation's opioid abuse problem soars, so do health problems associated with drug use like hepatitis C, which is placing a major burden on Alaska's Medicaid program.

Houston remains in rescue mode as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to dump water on the flooded region. About 5,500 people have been brought to emergency shelters in the city, the mayor said Monday.

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Al Letson, host of the podcast Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, about protecting a man from being beaten at a Berkeley, Calif., anti-hate rally.

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.

Facebook and Twitter became de facto centers for thousands of stranded people as 911 centers became overwhelmed with calls. Police and officials are using social media as an essential tool to connect.

Speaking about monument removals across the U.S., Mayor Catherine Pugh says, "They're coming down so fast, I don't know if we have enough museums to house them or enough cemeteries to stick them in."

"I'm overwhelmed of all that's going on and not knowing if my home is going to be there; if my dad is OK — it's just ... I don't know what to say."




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