Category Archives: Hurricane Harvey

“FEMA Praises Houston’s New Floodplain Regulations”

It is not too often that both FEMA and Houston get some praise. See this article from the Houston Chronicle: FEMA praises Houston’s new floodplain regulations. All new construction in the city’s floodplains will have to be built two feet … Continue reading

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Flood Mitigation in Houston TX

Comprehensive strategy required to tackle Houston flooding problems.  Major report on flood mitigation needed in Houston. The direct URL for the report described is at the end of the article. Update: see the comment added to this posting for additional … Continue reading

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Articles Comparing Hurricane Responses

The original Politico Article: How Trump favored Texas over Puerto Rico. A POLITICO investigation shows a persistent double standard in the president’s handling of relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria. The rebuttal from HSToday: What Politico Missed in … Continue reading

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Texas In the Wake of H. Harvey

From the Texas Tribune this article about the Governor and FEMA: Abbott and FEMA are using Harvey to reinvent disaster response. “Some say that makes displaced Texans ‘guinea pigs.’” In the six months since state and federal officials decided to … Continue reading

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Pollution After a Disaster

From the HSWire: Comparing pollution levels before and after Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall in late August 2017, brought more than 64 inches of rain to the Houston area, flooding 200,000 homes, 13 Superfund sites, and more than … Continue reading

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Recovery in Houston – not going well

The recovery process is always long and difficult, but the reasons for local problems vary. See this account from The Guardian: ‘We’ve been forgotten’: Hurricane Harvey and the long path to recovery Nearly six months after the storm, residents of … Continue reading

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Tough Questions re Houston Recovery

Four months after Hurricane Harvey, four major questions about recovery for 2018. Harvey’s historic floods left behind epic damage — and some urgent questions that will take months, if not years, to answer.

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