Category Archives: Hurricane Harvey

Lack of Regulation Has Costly Outcomes

From Reuters, yet another take on the costly and sometimes tragic outcomes from lack of regulation and the problems of the National Flood Ins. Program. See: Unfettered building, scant oversight add to cost of hurricanes in U.S. In the wake … Continue reading

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Update on Puerto Rico

Mr. Trump’s Paper Towels Aren’t Helping Puerto Rico Two months after Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, a sense of desperation seems to be yielding to resignation at best. More than half of the island is still without power, … Continue reading

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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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