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Beaumont, Texas, Struggles With Floods And Lack Of Running Water

People wait in line to buy water at the Coastal Industrial and Specialty gas welding supplies store after the water supply to the city of Beaumont was shut down after Hurricane Harvey passed through on Aug. 31, 2017 in Beaumont, Texas. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
People wait in line to buy water at the Coastal Industrial and Specialty gas welding supplies store after the water supply to the city of Beaumont was shut down after Hurricane Harvey passed through on Aug. 31, 2017 in Beaumont, Texas. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Beaumont, Texas, is without running water after service from the main pump station broke down due to rising waters from the Naches River. Beaumont was hit by an intense second round of rain Wednesday, which left that region underwater.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young checks in with NPR’s Debbie Elliott (@NPRDebElliott) from Beaumont.

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