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Hurricane Harvey's Impact — And How It Compares To Other Storms - FiveThirtyEight

Hurricane Harvey, which dumped an estimated 27 trillion gallons of water on Texas and Louisiana, looks to be one of the most damaging natural disasters in U.S. history. Flooding continues to affect large areas of Houston, Beaumont and other areas of Texas.and more »

In Harvey's wake, will Abbott still deny climate change? -

When he was running for governor, Greg Abbott threw plenty of shade on climate science. The climate was changing long before the discovery of fossil fuels, he said. He warned against politicized science and injected doubt into the debate. “This matter ...and more »

Trump hugs children, serves food in visit to victims of Harvey - AOL

HOUSTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump tried on the role of "comforter-in-chief" on Saturday, playing with children in an evacuation center and passing out food and supplies to those in need after Hurricane Harvey's assault on Houston.and more »

Trump told Hurricane Harvey survivors to 'have a good time' while visiting shelter - Business Insider

While visiting the Houston area on Saturday to meet with survivors of Hurricane Harvey, President Donald Trump told reporters that he is seeing "a lot of happiness," Talking Points Memo reported. "It's been really nice," Trump said of the visit. "It's ...and more »

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane ... - The White House (blog)

Hurricane Harvey first made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Rockport, Texas, on the evening of August 25, 2017. The storm has since devastated communities in both Texas and Louisiana, claiming many lives, inflicting countless injuries, destroying ...and more »

New dangers lurk in Harvey's wake - Washington Post

PORT ARTHUR, Tex. — The water was leaving, at last. But, across Southeast Texas on Thursday, new dangers kept appearing in Hurricane Harvey's wake. In Crosby, northeast of Houston, loud “pops” were heard coming from a crippled chemical plant, ...and more »

Trump returns to Gulf Coast for test as 'comforter in chief' - CNN

Houston, Texas (CNN) President Donald Trump is getting a second chance at the post-natural disaster presidential visit, embracing the role of "comforter in chief" in a multi-stop tour of areas hard-hit by Harvey. Trump, joined by first lady Melania ...and more »

Trump returns to flood-ravaged Texas, this time to try out role of 'consoler-in-chief' - Washington Post

HOUSTON — He came to Texas with hugs and smiles. At an evacuation shelter, he hoisted a little girl above his shoulders, got into a scrum with a young boy wielding a plastic sword and pulled on disposable gloves to serve hot dogs. At a church, he ...and more »

Trump comforts storm victims at Harvey relief center - New York Post

President Trump embraced the role of comforter-in-chief Saturday as he hugged children at a Hurricane Harvey relief center, handed out lunches and chatted with storm victims during a two-state tour of the devastated region. The president and First Lady ...and more »

Trump Gets a Chance at a Harvey Do-Over: “We Saw a Lot of Happiness” - Slate Magazine (blog)

President Trump went down to Texas for the second time in less than a week on Saturday and took an entirely different approach, meeting directly with victims of Hurricane Harvey after he was criticized for keeping them at arm's length during his ...and more »