Hurricane Harvey

Evacuees ride in the back of a pickup truck after the area was inundated with flooding of Hurricane Harvey on August 30, 2017, in Port Arthur, Texas.

FEMA No Longer Depending on Trailers to House Flood Victims

Drawing on lessons learned post-Katrina, agency officials say they are exploring other options after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

People walk past the building where the roof was blown off by Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida.

3 Must-Read Points on Building Hurricane-Proof Cities

A new story from The Atlantic details better ways to build—and why they are often ignored in places like Houston and Miami.

An oil refinery is shown near Houston following Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Oil Refinery Leak Threatens Health of a Latinx Neighborhood in Houston

Manchester residents are breathing air with high concentrations of a chemical that causes cancer.

Debris is seen during a storm surge near the Puerto Chico Harbor during the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

How Climate Change Intensified Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

A new article explores the devastating connection between these storms and global warming.

People take shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center after flood waters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the city on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Houston Renters Now Face Task of Paying For Damaged Homes

Many landlords in the flood-damaged city are tacking on late fees and demanding payment in the days following Hurricane Harvey’s landfall.

People receive free food from the American Red Cross on November 14, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City.

The Red Cross Won't Reveal How Much of Harvey Donations Are Being Used for Harvey Aid

An executive talked around the question in an interview with NPR.

Back woman in white dress performs behind black microphone and stand while cast in red light in front of brown background

Solange Announces Benefit Show to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief

“I’m committed to partnering with organizations on the ground in Houston and making contributions to uplift the city that raised me with so much love.”

Evacuees are helped to dry land after their homes were inundated with Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

READ: Houston Neighborhood Hit Hard By Harvey While Still Recovering From 2016 Flood

The residents of Greenspoint live in a vulnerable area and they are predominantly Latinx.

Flood waters rise around a title loan store on Garners Ferry Road October 4, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina.

A New Study Explains Why Coastal Cities Are at Increased Risk of Flooding

The factors that contributed to Houston’s devastation are poised to converge in other cities, too.

A security vehicle sits outside Exxon / Mobil refinery September 23, 2005 in Baytown, Texas.

Hazardous Chemicals Released Into Air Following Hurricane-Related Refinery Accidents in Houston

ExxonMobil acknowledged that two of its refineries were damaged, and there was an unrelated pipeline leak. 

A man waves down to rescue crew as he tries to leave the area after he was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

How to Donate Money and Other Aid to Communities of Color in Houston

A list of charities and organizations working to keep immigrant, Black, Latinx and other populations safe after Hurricane Harvey.  

A Jetski is used to help people evacuate homes after flooding with Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Why Texan Communities of Color Are Particularly Vulnerable to Hurricane Harvey

As rains continue to flood the state, some residents face increased dangers.