Houston, known as the Bayou City, is no stranger to flooding. But the record-breaking rains and devastating deluge of Hurricane Harvey helped expose a disconnect between developers building on flood-vulnerable land and home buyers who might not have realized the…
By PBS NewsHour, Frank Carlson, Gretchen Frazee
Five months after Hurricane Harvey tore through Houston with record rainfall and 130 mph winds, 33,000 Texans are still displaced and living in temporary federal housing. Meanwhile, 80 percent of hurricane victims did not have flood insurance, and for many,…
By PBS NewsHour
Thousands are without permanent housing. Many more are repairing their homes. Businesses are shuttered and, in some towns, debris still lines the streets.
By Gretchen Frazee
Nearly 2 million people in the U.S. live within a mile of 327 Superfund sites in areas prone to flooding or vulnerable to sea-level rise caused by climate change.
By Jason Dearen, Michael Biesecker and Angeliki Kastanis, Associated Press
More than 30,000 homes were flooded after Hurricane Harvey tore through Houston earlier this year. Now, with residents working to rebuild their city, a lack of construction workers may hinder the process. And with the risk of deportation looming, many…
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
The Senate passed a $36.5 billion emergency aid measure Tuesday to refill disaster accounts, provide a much-needed cash infusion to Puerto Rico, and bail out the federal flood insurance program.
By Jeff Donn, Associated Press
Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows.
Thousands of evacuees sought refuge in Houston's convention center during Hurricane Harvey but their pets were not allowed in with them. Now emergency service groups and animal shelters in Houston are taking a step to include animals and pets in…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Tuesday, the city of Houston continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey as its mayor lifted an overnight curfew and a major oil pipeline returned to near-full operations. Also, President Vladimir Putin said his government could make…
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