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In Harvey's Wake

After Harvey, questions remain about whether registry helped people with disabilities

Texas has a system in place to identify people with disabilities who will need extra help during a natural disaster. But it's unclear how many people actually received help through the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry, or STEAR, during Hurricane Harvey.

An evacuee from Meyerland — a neighborhood in southwest Houston hit hard by Harvey — arrives at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. 

In Harvey's Wake

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