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Hurricane Beryl

Days after Beryl, Texans toil to cope with debris, heat, rain and no power

More than 1 million Texans still don’t have electricity. For those hardest hit by Beryl, the wait will stretch into next week.

Community members drop off donated goods such as water and food to the Sargent Fire Department on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, in Matagorda County.

Tony Cantu, 58, surveys the damage to his property due to Hurricane Beryl on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, in Sargent, Texas.
Gilbert Franklin, 76, receives water and ice at a drive-through supply pick-up station after days without power due to Hurricane Beryl on Wednesday, July 10, 2024. "The material things can be replaced, but a life cannot be replaced," said Franklin.
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Polk County employees Kari Miller, Jennifer Thompson and Polk County Judge Sydney Murphy strategize in a makeshift office at the Polk County Commerce Center on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, in Livingston. Officials are providing a cooling center, oxygen shelter and coordinating resource giveaways for residents.
Brady Blackwell, right, charges his phone with his fiancée at Polk County Commerce Center on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, in Livingston. The couple used the cool air and space to FaceTime family members and charge their phones.
Bob Howard, 54, a trustee with the Sargent Fire Department, points at a tree uprooted by Hurricane Beryl on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, in Matagorda County.
Tony Cantu, 58, cleans up debris from the hurricane with his tractor, tears of devastation in his eyes as he surveys the damage to his property on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.."I buttoned my britches and got to work," Cantu said.

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