E. Coli as High as 135 Times the Safe Limit Discovered in Houston Homes as Residents Return After Harvey

Waste treatment plants across Houston were breached during the heavy rains from Hurricane Harvey. Now, Houston residents are returning home to what remains even after the floodwater recedes: e. Coli, lead, arsenic, and sewage sediment containing dangerous bacteria. According to a report out Tuesday, the New York Times…

Houston Just Had Its Heaviest Day of Rain Ever—and More Rain Is Coming

Historic flooding—called “biblical” by almost every news organization—has paralyzed southeast Texas, evacuating neighborhoods, cancelling flights, and closing schools. The heaviest rain fell around Houston, where some areas saw 24-hour rainfall totals of up to 17 inches. At least seven people have died due to…

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