Hurricane Harvey News

Orange Blob in Gulf Following Harvey’s Path Toward Texas

While all eyes are on Hurricane Florence churning toward the North Carolina coast, a little orange blob may be much more important for energy traders later this week. A patch of showers and thunderstorms in the western Caribbean has a …

A Year Later, Texas Regulators Taking Action Against Harvey Polluters

More than a year after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, state environmental authorities have only just begun enforcement actions against a handful of companies deemed responsible for some of the most massive air and water pollution incidents reported …

Houston-Area Voters Approve Flood-Control Bond Measure

Voters in Houston and its surrounding county marked the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey coming ashore by approving the issuance of $2.5 billion in bonds to fund flood-control projects that might mitigate the damage caused by future storms. With nearly all …

In Harvey’s Wake: 68 Dead; Damage Costs in the Billions

Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas last August as a powerful Category 4 storm, killing dozens of people and causing billions of dollars in damage. Though its fiercest winds quickly dissipated, the storm hovered for days as it trudged inland, dumping …

Texas Seeking Money for ‘Coastal Spine,’ Government Protection from Climate Change

As the nation plans new defenses against the more powerful storms and higher tides expected from climate change, one project stands out: an ambitious proposal to build a nearly 60-mile “spine” of concrete seawalls, earthen barriers, floating gates and steel …

Survey: 10% of Texans Displaced by Harvey Still Haven’t Gone Home

One year after Hurricane Harvey slammed the Texas coast, 10 percent of the people impacted by the disaster have not been able to return to their homes, according to a report from two nonprofits that surveyed Texans about how the …

ICT to Begin Annual Texas ‘Hurricane Tour’

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) is set to launch its annual “hurricane tour” aimed at reminding coastal residents to be ready in case a hurricane or tropical storm should make landfall this year. Beginning on Aug. 20, ICT’s Mark …

Texas Insurance Department: Harvey Claims Reporting Deadline Approaching

As the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey approaches, the Texas Department of Insurance is reminding Texans that some insurance policies have a one-year deadline to file claims. Harvey made landfall August 25. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) claims must be reported …

Harris County Releases Flood Control Projects Listed in Bond Proposal

Flood control officials in the Houston-area have released a list of projects to be funded by the county’s $2.5 billion flood infrastructure bond proposal. The Houston Chronicle reports that the Harris County Flood Control District announced the 237 projects on …

Texas Governor Renews Hurricane Harvey Disaster Declaration

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has extended the disaster declaration for 60 counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey last year. Abbott first issued a disaster declaration on Aug. 23, 2017, for Aransas, Austin, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, …