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Half Decent Holiday Weekend Weather - Harvey Was a Storm Like No Other - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Suddenly Minnesota Weather Looks Almost Reasonable We get our fair share of grief for living here, but suddenly the frequent cold fronts and occasional tornadoes don't look quite so forbidding. A generous supply of cool, dry Canadian air inoculates us ...and more »

Texas hospitals fall victim to Harvey's wrath - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Water poured into hospitals. Ambulances were caught up in floodwaters. Medical transport helicopters were grounded by high winds. Houston's world-renowned health care infrastructure found itself battered by Hurricane Harvey, struggling to treat storm ...and more »

The Agony of Deciding to Evacuate a City - WIRED

As the waters rise, residents and onlookers are questioning the call. Harris County officials, who oversee Houston, have since issued a voluntary evacuation for specific subdivisions. A fifth of neighboring Ford Bend County is under a mandatory evacuation.and more »

Hurricane Harvey's rains set US record - Science News for Students

Hurricanes are extreme storms. And when they rain, they can pour — hour after hour after hour. Just ask anyone in the vicinity of Harris County, Texas. It includes Houston, the fourth largest U.S. city. And since a storm named Harvey made landfall as ...and more »

37 Dead in Hurricane Harvey; 'Whole City … Underwater' After 2nd Landfall at Louisiana Border - KTLA

With countless Houstonians still awaiting rescue, Tropical Depression Harvey devoured another Texas city. The unrelenting storm unleashed its wrath on a wide swath east of Houston, leaving thousands stranded in flooded homes and forcing the evacuation ...and more »

Don't blame climate change for the Hurricane Harvey disaster – blame society - The Conversation UK

Weather and climate don't cause disasters – vulnerability does. Perhaps counter-intuitively, this means that the widespread discussion as to whether the Hurricane Harvey disaster was caused by climate change or not becomes a dangerous distraction.and more »

Who Wears Stilettos to a Hurricane? Melania Trump - Vanity Fair

Update (August 29, 2017 at 1:12 p.m.): Melania Trump changed en route into more sensible footwear and . . . a personalized baseball cap to match her husband's. It says, “FLOTUS.” Unlike her husband's hat, it is not yet available for sale at the Trump ...and more »

Houston is experiencing its third '500-year' flood in 3 years. How is that possible? - Washington Post

Hurricane Harvey has brought “500-year” rainfall and flood conditions to the Houston area, according to officials at the Harris County Flood Control District. As of August 31, widespread areas around Houston have experienced flooding reaching 1,000 ...and more »

What made the rain in Hurricane Harvey so extreme? - The Conversation US

Fifty inches of rain. Nine trillion gallons of water. The Gulf Coast of Texas, and especially the Houston metropolitan area, has been inundated by rain produced by Hurricane Harvey. And as of this writing, the rain continues along a broad swath of the ...and more »

After Harvey, many Texans will think differently about hurricane risks - The Conversation US

Hurricane Harvey was the most powerful hurricane to strike the U.S. mainland since Hurricane Wilma in 2005. It also was the strongest storm to hit Texas since 1961's Hurricane Carla. Although Harvey quickly was downgraded to a tropical storm, it has ...and more »