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President Donald Trump to asses Storm Harvey damage in Texas - The Standard

President Donald Trump will visit Texas to survey the response to devastating Tropical Storm Harvey, the first major natural disaster since he took over office. The storm has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killed at least nine people, led to ...and more »

Hurricane Harvey: Houston Has No Quick Way to Get Rid of Floodwater - Scientific American

People make their way through a flooded street during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Credit: Brendan Smialowski Getty Images. Advertisement. Hurricane turned Tropical Storm Harvey has pounded Houston since last ...and more »

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

The rainfall from Harvey has now exceeded the amount from the previous record-bearer, Tropical Storm Amelia in 1978. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel. What made the rain in Hurricane Harvey so extreme? August 29, 2017 2.57pm EDT. Russ Schumacher. Author. Russ ...and more »

Melania Trump, Off to Texas, Finds Herself on Thin Heels - New York Times

When is a shoe not just a shoe? When it is a pair of very high, needle-thin heels worn by the first lady of the United States on her way to the site of a natural disaster. Then it becomes a symbol for what many see as the disconnect between the Trump ...and more »

Harvey, the Storm That Humans Helped Cause - New York Times

Even before the devastation from Harvey, southeastern Texas was enduring a year unlike any before. The daily surface temperature of the Gulf of Mexico last winter never dropped below 73 degrees. You can probably guess how many previous times that had ...and more »

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

Interstate 69 in Humble, Texas is covered by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. AP Photo/David J. Phillip. After Harvey, many Texans will think differently about hurricane risks. August 30, 2017 8.06pm EDT. Wanyun Shao ...and more »

Hurricane Harvey: The Devastation and What Comes Next - New York Times

Overwhelmed by the news since Harvey made landfall? Here is an overview of coverage by The New York Times, which sent nearly two dozen journalists to Texas. A region eyes recovery. With rainfall topping 50 inches in some areas, Harvey devastated a ...and more »

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

Ilan Kelman currently receives funding from UK and Norway research councils as well as a range of private sector, non-governmental, and international organisations to research, analyse, and reduce vulnerability to disasters. He co-directs the NGO Risk ...and more »

How a Disaster's Economic Impacts Are Calculated - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Tropical Storm Harvey had not stopped raining on Texas before the first estimates emerged as to how many billions of dollars in damages would result from the ...and more »

Storm Harvey's rainfall likely linked to climate change: UN - Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - The volume of rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey is probably linked to climate change associated with global warming that increases the amount of moisture in the atmosphere, the U.N. weather agency said on Tuesday. Samaritans help ...and more »