Gaston Kirby walks through floodwater inside his home in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, near the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs, in Houston.
Gaston Kirby walks through floodwater inside his home in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, near the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs, in Houston. David J. Phillip AP
Gaston Kirby walks through floodwater inside his home in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, near the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs, in Houston. David J. Phillip AP

It’s too late to get flood insurance before Irma — but there’s one exception

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