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Rescue boats fill a flooded Houston street to reach Hurricane Harvey survivors.  (AP photo)

Rescue boats fill a flooded Houston street to reach Hurricane Harvey survivors. (AP photo)

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Epic Scale Disaster

Thousands seek shelter as water keeps rising in Texas

As the human toll and the strain on flood defenses mounted, the city of Houston moved Tuesday to open two and possibly three more mega-shelters, and the rain from Harvey officially became the heaviest tropical downpour in U.S. history.