Hurricane Harvey

July 09, 2018 - 5:28 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey said Monday that $5 billion in federal funding that's been awarded to Texas in the wake of last year's deadly storm will finally help them finish major flood control projects, some of which have been under construction for...
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This undated photo provided by the family of Renick shows Jill Renick. The family of Renick, whose body was found 11 days after she made a frantic cellphone call from a Houston hotel elevator as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rushed in, has filed a lawsuit saying the hotel did not properly plan for such flooding. The civil lawsuit filed Monday, June 4, 2018, in district court in Dallas against Omni Hotels and Resorts and others reveals new details of what happened in the moments leading up to Jill Renick’s drowning. (Courtesy of the Renick family via AP)
June 04, 2018 - 6:51 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The family of a woman whose body was found 11 days after she made a frantic cellphone call from a Houston hotel elevator as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rushed in has filed a lawsuit saying the hotel did not properly plan for such flooding. The lawsuit filed Monday in district...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, a neighborhood near Addicks Reservoir are flooded by rain from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston. Houston area officials said Monday, April 9, 2018, during a congressional hearing that they weren’t aware of forecasts by federal authorities regarding flooding risks from local reservoirs that ended up inundating thousands of homes during Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 09, 2018 - 8:32 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston-area officials said Monday during a congressional hearing that they weren't aware of forecasts by federal authorities regarding flooding risks from local reservoirs that ended up inundating thousands of homes during Hurricane Harvey. However, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
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Construction workers help excavate and widen Brays Bayou as part of a nearly $500 million flood control project Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Houston. The project, which will widen 21 miles of the bayou and build stormwater detention basins, has proceeded in fits and starts for more than 20 years due to inconsistent funding. The project is one of several large-scale flood control projects Houston-area officials are hoping to fully fund and build thanks to billions of federal dollars that have been allocated to pay for flood mitigation efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 24, 2018 - 4:13 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Large-scale projects long considered essential to easing Houston's flooding woes went to the top of the area's to-do list after Hurricane Harvey inundated large swaths of the nation's fourth-largest city. Seven months later, local officials are still looking for funding to undertake...
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Thursday, March 1, 2018. The rocket is carrying the GOES-S weather satellite. (Craig Bailey /Florida Today via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 6:34 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA launched another of the world's most advanced weather satellites on Thursday, this time to safeguard the western U.S. The GOES-S satellite thundered toward orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket, slicing through a hazy late afternoon sky. Dozens of meteorologists gathered...
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Jacob Lerma looks at the bare studs inside his home, which was damaged by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Friendswood, Texas. Five months after Hurricane Harvey damaged thousands of houses in Texas, financial difficulties many homeowners still face as they work to rebuild has created a spike in missed mortgage payments. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 27, 2018 - 10:56 am
FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (AP) — As Jacob Lerma surveyed the skeletal beams of his suburban Houston home that was flooded during Hurricane Harvey, he kept muttering three words as he wondered if his family would ever be able to move back in: "I don't know." Like many Texans whose homes were flooded during...
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FILE- In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, highways around downtown Houston are empty as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey overflow from the bayous around the city in Houston. With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, supersized weather disasters tallied a record high bill for America last year: $306 billion. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 08, 2018 - 6:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion. The U.S. had 16 disasters last year with damage exceeding a billion dollars, the National Oceanic and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017 file photo, George Dorsey, center, hugs Samaritan's Purse volunteers, Nikki Moore, left, and Samantha Roundtree, who are helping rebuild his hurricane-damaged home in Houston. The groups helping to rebuild on the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey have collected close to $1 billion in donations. The evangelical group Samaritan's Purse has raised $86 million. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 22, 2017 - 1:20 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The groups helping to rebuild on the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey have collected close to $1 billion in donations, according to an Associated Press tally of major national and local organizations. Much of that money is already being put to work after Harvey, which ravaged...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accompanied at right by Secretary for the Majority Laura Dove, walks to the chamber as Republicans in the House and Senate plan to pass the sweeping $1.5 trillion GOP tax bill on party-line votes, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 18, 2017 - 7:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans plan to unveil an $81 billion disaster aid package to help hurricane-ravaged communities and states hit by wildfires, almost double the amount requested by President Donald Trump last month. The emergency aid would provide $26 billion for community development...
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December 05, 2017 - 6:48 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in a Texas county devastated by Hurricane Harvey approved new regulations Tuesday on building construction in flood-prone locations, rules they touted as the nation's toughest for a major metropolitan area. The rules taking effect Jan. 1 in unincorporated parts of Harris...
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