Death toll reaches 44 [PHOTOS — Hurricane Harvey aftermath

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People are posting photos to show the scale of the Hurrican Harvey. In the best of cases, most are returning to waterlogged homes and belongings; to insurance headaches and contractor nightmares. Harvey roared ashore as a hurricane Friday, then triggered deadly floods as a tropical storm.

By focusing more on how far and wide winds blow and for how long, the new index tells a much more complete story than the traditional scale.

We're now over $8.5 Million. Multiple states are also working to help Houston.

On Wednesday, it made a second landfall in western Louisiana. I don't want to mention specific names.

Marco Franco Hernandez, a Red Cross coordinator, said his team had prepared as part of an international program that included the United States. For the first time ever, the NHC issued "storm surge warnings" ahead of Harvey.

Houston Police confirmed on Tuesday that veteran officer Sergeant Steve Perez is among those who have been killed.

Goldman Sachs economists say the storm has reduced the chance of President Trump acting on his threat to shut the federal government over funding for a border wall with Mexico from 50 per cent to 35 per cent.

In Houston, thousands of people have been stranded and rescue operations to help them are still going on. The toll was expected to rise. Mayor Sylvester Turner said he hoped the port of Houston, one of the nation's busiest, would reopen soon.

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Division is on the the ground in Houston assisting those affected by Harvey.

The area, already enduring heavy rain before Harvey's latest landfall, appeared overwhelmed by flash floods. "But you know what, it happened in Texas and Texas can handle anything". "Dallas Cowboys alumni will also be manning the phones".

Golfer Stacy Lewis said she'd give 100% of her winnings at this week's Portland Classic to victims.

Number of gallons of rainfall that had fallen in Texas and Louisiana as of Tuesday night, weather analytics company WeatherBELL reported.

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers covering Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.

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