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Aug 24, 2017, 8:00pm EDT
  • August 29, 2017

    Why some in Texas are telling Harvey victims to file insurance claims before Friday

    A new insurance law is going into effect.

  • August 29, 2017

    Trump retweeted an alarming warning about a levee failure. Here’s what we know.

    A levee has been breached outside of Houston.

  • August 29, 2017

    A perfect hurricane response is impossible

    But we do know what makes a good recovery.

  • August 29, 2017

    Why Houston’s flooding got so bad, according to storm experts

    No city can survive 50 inches of rain unscathed. But Houston is especially prone to floods. 

  • August 29, 2017

    The coming fight in Congress over Hurricane Harvey money, explained

    With millions in need, lawmakers begin their response to perhaps the greatest public policy challenge of Trump's administration.

  • August 29, 2017

    How climate change makes hurricanes and floods worse

    The science, explained in 3 minutes.

  • August 29, 2017

    Photos: what Houston’s catastrophic floods look like from the ground

    Highways are now rivers.

  • August 29, 2017

    Trump rolled back federal standards to flood-proof infrastructure projects a few weeks before Harvey hit

    The Obama-era rule was popular with both environmentalists and conservatives.

  • August 28, 2017

    Trump denies using Hurricane Harvey to hide his pardon of Joe Arpaio

    "I assumed the ratings would be far higher than they would be normally."

  • August 28, 2017

    Trump refuses to retract government shutdown threat despite hurricane crisis

    The president promised swift federal aid to Texas, but wouldn’t drop his threat to shutter the federal government over wall funding.

  • August 28, 2017

    Catastrophic flooding in Houston from Hurricane Harvey: what we know

    “This event is unprecedented and all impacts are unknown and beyond anything experienced.”

  • August 28, 2017

    Houston residents huddle in the convention center as their homes vanish underwater

    “I can’t even feel anything. That’s why I’m not crying.”

  • August 28, 2017

    Here’s when Trump’s response to Hurricane Harvey will really matter

    Whatever he says while it’s still unfolding matters far less than what he does in the coming weeks.

  • August 28, 2017

    How global warming likely made Harvey much worse, explained by a climatologist

    Here’s what the science can tell us.

  • August 28, 2017

    The “500-year” flood, explained: why Houston was so underprepared for Hurricane Harvey

    It’s the city’s third "500-year" flood in the past three years.

  • August 27, 2017

    “This event is … beyond anything experienced”: the National Weather Service‘s ominous warning on Harvey

    This language is as dire as the agency gets.

  • August 27, 2017

    President Trump's response to Hurricane Harvey devastation: "Wow"

    Trump's bowled over by Harvey's size and scale — not its impact on the victims.

  • August 27, 2017

    As flood waters rise in Houston, the city warns victims to get on their roofs

    Harvey-related flooding is catastrophic.

  • August 27, 2017

    Why you should never drive on flooded roads

    The risk of drowning is higher than you'd think.

  • August 27, 2017

    Trump’s FEMA director is facing his first big challenge with Hurricane Harvey

    The agency also faces staff shortages and potential budget cuts.

  • August 26, 2017

    What it was like in Houston bracing for Hurricane Harvey

    “When these events happen lots of people have their lives washed away in water.”

  • August 26, 2017

    Why storm experts are so scared about Hurricane Harvey’s rain

    Feet of rain are in the forecast. An expert explains why that’s so concerning.

  • August 25, 2017

    Fear of deportation could keep Texans from evacuating for Harvey — and Trump is making it worse

    The government is keeping Border Patrol checkpoints open during the evacuation.

  • August 25, 2017

    Trump to Texas as Hurricane Harvey approaches: "Good luck to everybody"

    More than 30 inches of rain are forecast for some parts of Texas.

  • August 24, 2017

    Vox Sentences: Texas braces for Hurricane Harvey