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Lt. Beau Robertson, of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, navigates through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey during search and rescue operations in Orange, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Updated: 3:48 p.m. ET

(Bloomberg) – On Tuesday morning, disaster analyst Chuck Watson pegged $42 billion as a reasonable estimate for the cost of destruction Tropical Storm Harvey would leave in its wake. By dawn Wednesday, he had raised that to much as $75 billion.

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