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Texas Hurricane Season 2020

Hurricane after hurricane wreaked havoc in Orange, Texas. Finally, residents say they got a break.

State and local leaders and thousands of residents surveyed the comparatively little damage with gratitude — and surprise.

by Lomi Kriel, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica, and Pu Ying Huang, The Texas Tribune
Drainage foreman Robert Walker scans the side of his house for storm damage after Hurricane Laura blew through Orange.
Westport Orange shipyard stands in floodwater from a swollen Sabine River in Orange on Aug. 27, 2020.
Sandy Simpson, 64, was relieved to find a relatively undamaged home after she evacuated to the greater Houston area ahead of Hurricane Laura. Aug. 27, 2020.
Robert Sepulvado clears debris off the road caused from Hurricane Laura in Orange on Aug. 27, 2020.
Jesse Burrell points to the top of Mount Calvary Baptist Church where the building steeple blew away into the debris pile behind him in Orange on Aug. 27, 2020.
The Mount Calvary Baptist Churchís steeple lays entangled with tree debris on the ground after Hurricane Laura blew through Orange on Aug. 27, 2020.
Damaged buildings, broken tree limbs and loose debris appeared all over town after hurricane-strength winds blew through Orange on Aug. 27, 2020.
Westport Orange shipyard stands in floodwater from a swollen Sabine River in Orange on Aug. 27, 2020.
A broken traffic light hangs to the street after Hurricane Laura's wind blew through Orange. Aug. 27, 2020.

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