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Friday, Apr 20, 2018

Houston Residents Asked to Adopt-A-Drain, Keep Clear

Houston Residents Asked to Adopt-A-Drain, Keep Clear

Houston has launched an adopt-a-drain program to help residents keep water flowing and avoid backups especially as flood recovery continues following Hurricane Harvey.

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

Volunteers Build Oyster Reef in South Texas

Volunteers Build Oyster Reef in South Texas

With the temperature dropping quickly on the coast, they started before the designated start time of 8:30 a.m. on a recent Saturday.

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

EPA to Clean Up Toxic Site Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

EPA to Clean Up Toxic Site Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

Federal environmental regulators have reached a long-awaited agreement with the owners of a polluted toxic waste site in Texas that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey, releasing dangerous chemicals into...

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018

HUD Awards $5B to Texas for Harvey, Flooding Recovery

HUD Awards $5B to Texas for Harvey, Flooding Recovery

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding Texas $5,035,260,000 Tuesday to support long-term disaster recovery following Hurricane Harvey and flooding events in 2015 and 2016.

Friday, Apr 6, 2018

Houston-Area Residents Sue for Flooding Brought by Harvey

Houston-Area Residents Sue for Flooding Brought by Harvey

Hundreds of residents in Fort Bend County have sued an engineering company alleging that it was negligent in the design of a stormwater management system for a community that flooded during Hurricane Harvey.

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018

Hurricane Harvey's Toxic Impact Deeper Than Public Told

Hurricane Harvey's Toxic Impact Deeper Than Public Told

A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property.

Friday, Mar 9, 2018

Galveston Prepares for Spring Break After Hurricane Harvey

Galveston Prepares for Spring Break After Hurricane Harvey

Galveston's winter season, which was unusually long and cold this year, is coming to an end, and the tourist season, upon which so much depends, is about to begin.

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018

Army Corps Predicted Flooding Lawsuits, Chose Not to Act

Army Corps Predicted Flooding Lawsuits, Chose Not to Act

An analysis more than two decades ago by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined that homeowners near two reservoirs in Houston might sue the Corps if they were flooded, as they were in the wake of Hurricane...

Monday, Jan 29, 2018

Galveston Hotels Still Packed With Harvey Victims

Galveston Hotels Still Packed With Harvey Victims

Federal emergency management officials say nearly 800 families in Galveston County remain in hotels five months after Hurricane Harvey either destroyed or damaged their homes.

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018

Federal Report Shows Punch of Last Year's Hurricane Harvey

Federal Report Shows Punch of Last Year's Hurricane Harvey

The official numbers for last year's Hurricane Harvey are in, and they go beyond the 68 dead and $125 billion in damage. Two locations in southeast Texas got more than 5 feet of rain and 18 different parts...

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