Category Archives: Hurricane Harvey

Updates on H. Harvey Aftermath

Clearly, the Houston area could have done more to be prepared for a major hurricane. And it seems that the science of climate change and meteorology indicate that Harvey was not a once in a lifetime event. Harvey Hindsight: Local … Continue reading

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“Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s Struggle Is America’s Tale”

The Diva has been contemplating the concept of resilience, as described in the document Disaster Resilience; A National Imperative, published by the National Academy of Sciences in 2012. Reviewing it against the present setting of disaster recovery efforts in Houston, … Continue reading

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H. Harvey Second Most Costly U.S. Disaster

From the WSJ: Two Months After Harvey, Houston Continues to Count the Cost Tens of thousands are still living in hotel rooms from the August hurricane, which is estimated to have cost $73.5 billion in economic loss. Note that the … Continue reading

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Mapping Impact of H. Harvey on Houston Homes

Mapping Harvey’s Impact on Houston Homeowners.

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Estimated Costs of H. Harvey and Irma

It has been 25 days since H. Harvey made landfall, but the preliminary cost estimates are really high.  See: Economic costs of Harvey, Irma $200-$300 billion; insured cost to reach $70 billion

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Review of Painful Lessons So Far

This is a good recap of the response so far. Will the lessons be learned or just noted? Hurricanes Harvey and Irma offer sobering lessons in the power of nature William “Brock” Long, the FEMA administrator, has had two epic … Continue reading

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Houston Residents Consider Risk

As flooded Houston neighborhoods dry out, residents wonder: Are they worth the risk?

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