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Choosing Who Gets Flooded

NPR’s Wade Goodwyn surveys the damage after Harvey.

LaMarcus McCray and Allan Sommer bring items out of a home on Sunday in Houston.

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The nation has weathered another major natural disaster, and the Army Corps of Engineers once again finds itself under scrutiny. NPR’s national desk correspondent Wade Goodwyn says the corps made a choice to open the floodgates of two major reservoirs in southeast Texas, flooding certain neighborhoods and sparing others.

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