Emergency package likely to be followed by further requests that could exceed $110bn for victims of Katrina

The White House has prepared a request to Congress for an emergency $5.9bn (£4.6bn) package in Harvey recovery aid, as flood waters receded in Houston to reveal swaths of devastation wrought by the former hurricane.

It is expected to be followed by further requests that could exceed the $110bn to victims of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.

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