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Houston's businesses inching back to work as waters recede

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston is striving to reopen for business more than a week after Harvey dumped more than 4 feet of rain on the city. The storm killed at least 60 people, destroyed thousands of cars and left hundreds of thousands of families with flood-damaged homes. Houston's airports and shipping lanes reopened to limited traffic last week. More workers have followed after a long Labor Day weekend of cleanup and regrouping.

Some parts of the sprawling metropolis look virtually untouched with waters receded. Yet in other places, debris piles sit above curbs, dumpsters dot parking lots in shopping centers and the air is thick with odors of mold and decay.

Mayor Sylvester Turner says he's encouraging people to get up and get going. He says he's telling people to open up and get started.

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