Large-scale projects long considered essential to easing Houston's flooding woes went to the top of the area's to-do list after Hurricane Harvey inundated large swaths of the nation's fourth-largest city.
By Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press
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
Houston is 627 square miles of urban development, highways, office parks, strip malls and neighborhoods -- and it keeps growing farther and farther out. Five months ago, Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast, dropping more than 50 inches of rain…
By Hari Sreenivasan
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
By Gretchen Frazee
Thousands are without permanent housing. Many more are repairing their homes. Businesses are shuttered and, in some towns, debris still lines the streets.
By Jason Dearen, Michael Biesecker and Angeliki Kastanis, Associated Press
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.
Texans are questioning how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is handling Superfund sites in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
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 request, President Donald Trump’s third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria slammed the Gulf Coast and Caribbean, would bring the total appropriated for disaster relief this fall close to $100 billion — and that’s before most of the money…
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