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Houston area resident Dolores Mendoza discusses the history of flooding in the Allen Field subdivision, where she lives with her husband and three children on May 27, 2021. The recent decision by a Texas agency to not award the Houston area, which suffered the brunt of damage from Hurricane Harvey, any funding for flood mitigation has incensed residents like Mendoza and in a rare show of bipartisanship, united local Democratic and Republican officials who condemned the decision. (AP Photo/Juan A. Lozano)

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Shirley Ronquillo, a Houston area community activist, left, talks with Allen Field subdivision resident Dolores Mendoza about her neighborhood's history of flooding and efforts by officials to relocate residents through a buyout program on May 27, 2021. The recent decision by a Texas agency to not award the Houston area, which suffered the brunt of damage from Hurricane Harvey, any funding for flood mitigation has incensed residents like Ronquillo and Mendoza and in a rare show of bipartisanship, united local Democratic and Republican officials who condemned the decision. (AP Photo/Juan A. Lozano)