As Hurricane Harvey approached the Texas coast last August, it was clear the storm would be one for the ages. The forecast, unfortunately, did not disappoint with the storm stalling and then spinning a lazy circle around the Houston metro area for days. The result was catastrophic flooding in the city and surrounding…
If you’re a Texan whom Hurricane Harvey royally fucked, tough luck. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Monday that displaced Harvey survivors have until Saturday to figure their shit out.
Thanks to Hurricane Harvey, the homeless population in Houston and surrounding areas increased this year, according to a report out Wednesday from the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has officially let down Hurricane Harvey survivors. As of Tuesday, about 1,400 Texans had to check out of the hotel rooms where they were staying in the aftermath of the storm that has left them homeless since last year, reports The Houston Chronicle.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is still dealing with last year’s hurricane season—and the 2018 season is less than two months away.
When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston last August, the area’s most polluted sites immediately became vulnerable. Now, the Environmental Protection Agency is finally starting to clean up the first of 13 Superfund sites damaged and flooded by the storm.
Disaster aid appears to finally be coming for survivors of hurricanes in the Southeast and wildfires in the West.
Even before they made landfall, 2017's major hurricanes—Harvey, Maria and Irma—were already causing billions in damage. A new update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) makes clear just how costly this trio of terrors will end up being, estimating that all three storms clock in among the…
When people buy or rent their home, they’re unlikely to consider whether the property is in a 100-year or 500-year floodplain. They really should, though. Because the 30 million people who already call such lands home are in for quite the ride as climate change makes flooding events more dangerous.
A new survey has confirmed that Black and Latino residents, and those with lower incomes, reported the highest rates of property and income loss after Hurricane Harvey. It’s a reminder that while hurricanes may be blind to race and class, the recovery process after the storm often isn’t.
Hurricane Harvey appears to be just the beginning of what’s to come for Houston, and Texas as a whole. That’s according to a study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
NFL player Justin J. Watt, aka J.J. Watt, isn’t giving up on his city. The Houston Texans’ linebacker raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief when he announced a fundraiser back in August. His goal was just $200,000.
Healthcare is set to change dramatically under President Donald Trump. While he couldn’t get the Affordable Care Act repealed or replaced, he found a way to undermine it instead. Hello, Trumpcare.
A hundred miles south of the Texas-Louisiana border lies one of the smallest yet most remarkable Marine National Sanctuaries in US waters—and scientists are worried that its vibrant reefs could be devastated as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey start to spill in.
Flood waters are receding in Houston after the historic rainfall from Hurricane Harvey earlier this month. But the water itself was not the only threat. Flooding breached dozens of waste treatment centers, sending a deluge of bacteria throughout the city. The New York Times reports on the victims of the bacterial…
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…
In a bonkers interview with CNN late Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt doubled down on the climate censorship that’s become foundational to this administration’s environmental agenda. A longtime denier of man-made climate change, Pruitt told CNN it is “insensitive” to discuss the role climate…
Category 5 Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic north of the Caribbean and east of Florida, blasted its way through some of the first targets on its route on Wednesday—and the initial outlook is not pretty.