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Photos show Houston's devastation, recovery from Harvey

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HOUSTON (AP) - Photos taken just a week apart show how the Houston area is starting to recover after the devastation of Harvey's catastrophic floods that left homes and roads under several feet of water.

Debris from a flood-ruined house in Spring was on Tuesday piled up in the now-dry front yard. On Aug. 28, the same property was submerged under floodwaters that nearly reached the top of the front door.

FILE - In this photo combination, floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey, left, surround homes in Spring, Texas, on Aug. 28, 2017, and damaged goods surround the same homes on Sept. 5, right, after the water receded. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Roads in Houston that a week ago were swamped with waist-deep water packed with boats ferrying drenched and terrified residents to safety are now dry and busy with regular traffic - cars and trucks.

FILE - In this photo combination, rescue boats evacuate people from a flooded street in Houston, on Aug. 28, 2017, left, following Tropical Storm Harvey, and cars drive down the same street on Sept. 5, right, after the floodwaters receded. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast of Texas Aug. 25 as a Category 4 hurricane. It soon downgraded to a tropical storm but lingered for days, dropping record amounts of rain on Houston and the surrounding area.

 FILE - In this photo combination, volunteers pilot their rescue boats into a flooded neighborhood in Spring, Texas, left, to help rescue stranded residents from rising floodwaters following Tropical Storm Harvey on Aug. 28, 2017, and cars drive down the same street on Sept. 5, right, after the floodwaters receded. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

FILE - In this photo combination, evacuees wade down Tidwell Road in Houston on Aug. 28, 2017, left, as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise, and a car drives down the same road on Sept. 5, right, after the water receded. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

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