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"we've covered our sponge": harvey flooding woes were decades in the making, exp


since the 1950s, nearly 88 square miles of houston-area wetlands have disappeared due to development






"we've covered our sponge": harvey reveals problem decades in the making


the storm wasn't just a natural disaster, according to one professor. since the 1950s, nearly 88 square miles of houston-area wetlands have disappeared due to development






houston tries to safeguard some areas by flooding others; harvey's remnants move


officials in houston sought friday to safeguard parts of their devastated city by intentionally flooding others that were inundated by harvey, which retained enough rain-making power to raise the risk of flooding in the middle of the country a week after it slammed into texas. the mayor announced...






in effort to show engagement on hurricane, trump responds via twitter


as the first major natural disaster of his administration played out along the gulf coast, leaving millions at risk of deadly winds and flooding from hurricane harvey, president donald trump was tweeting the unfolding events - live. "wow - now experts are calling harvey a once in 500 year flood!"...






what's happening: flooding not over; harvey in deep south


it's been almost a week since harvey made landfall in texas and the flooding isn't over. a look at what's happening:






here are 9 maps that will terrify you as hurricane harvey makes landfall


hurricane harvey is making landfall in texas, with over four feet of rain and a catastrophic storm-surge expected. meteorologists upgraded the storm to a category four storm, making it now larger than hurricane katrina when it made landfall 12 years ago. texas isn’t just bracing for flooding a...






houston tries to safeguard some areas by flooding others


officials in houston sought friday to safeguard parts of their devastated city by keeping others flooded in the wake of harvey, which retained enough rain-making power to raise the risk of flooding in the middle of the country a week after it slammed into texas.






as flooding from harvey intensifies, astronauts tweet well wishes to houston


astronauts currently on the international space station have been sending well wishes to their colleagues on the ground as heavy rainfall and flooding from tropical storm harvey continue.






battered by harvey, houston braces for even more flooding


as houston braced for more rain and rescues, officials started releasing more water from reservoirs overwhelmed by harvey early monday, even though the move aimed at protecting the city's downtown could make already devastating flooding worse around thousands of homes.






how insurers are mobilizing to help harvey victims


the nation’s insurance companies are preparing for an onslaught of claims as harvey’s toll in texas comes into focus. although it’s still too early to assess damage in the region, losses covered by property policies are expected to top $1 billion. total losses due to continued rains and flooding will be even greater, since property […]






here’s how you can help texas residents affected by harvey


harvey dumped record levels of rain on houston and other parts of texas, with the storm and flooding, which still might not recede for days in some areas, affecting millions of people in the southeast part of the state. the national weather service described the flooding as "epic and catastrophic" and "beyond anything experienced."






battered by harvey, houston braces for even more flooding


as the nation's fourth-largest city braced for more rain and rescues monday, officials started releasing even more water from reservoirs overwhelmed by harvey even though the move aimed at protecting downtown houston could make already devastating flooding worse around thousands of homes.






battered by harvey, houston braces for even more flooding


as the nation's fourth-largest city braced for more rain and rescues monday, officials started releasing even more water from reservoirs overwhelmed by harvey even though the move aimed at protecting downtown houston could make already devastating flooding worse around thousands of homes.






harvey's heavy rains ratchet up flooding fears in louisiana


bands of heavy rain from harvey lashed southwest louisiana on monday, ratcheting up fears of destructive flooding in some storm-weary communities.






how to deal with flooded cars in harvey’s wake


detroit (ap) — as harvey grudgingly moved away from southeast texas, aerial photos revealed thousands of cars covered by floodwaters on streets, parking lots and in driveways. by the time the water recedes, auto industry experts estimate that 500,000 to 1 million vehicles will have been damaged by water, with most being total losses. state […]






harvey’s heavy rains ratchet up flooding fears in louisiana


heavy rain bands from harvey lashed southwest louisiana on monday, ratcheting up flooding fears as the state's governor warned of a "dangerous situation" looming.






here are 9 maps that will terrify you as hurricane harvey makes landfall


hurricane harvey is making landfall in texas, with over four feet of rain and a catastrophic storm-surge expected. texas isn’t just bracing for flooding and hurricane winds, there is the added danger of tornados and even alligators. and the power could be out for days. to see what the gulf coa...






houston crippled by catastrophic flooding, with more rain on the way


tropical storm harvey was set to dump more rain on houston on monday, worsening flooding that has paralyzed the country’s fourth-largest city, forced thousands to flee surrounding counties and swelled rivers to levels not seen in centuries. harvey, the most powerful hurricane to hit texas in m...






texas officials say at least 9 dead as harvey-related flooding continues


the remnants of hurricane harvey pelted texas on monday as forecasters warned that the soaking rains would continue for days and major flooding would spread to neighboring states. texas officials said that at least nine people had died statewide as a result of the storm, as floodwaters continued...






what's causing the catastrophic flooding in texas is not a hoax, mr. president


to the editor: thanks to the los angeles times for once again exposing the link between human-caused climate change and extreme weather events. indeed, climate experts have understood this connection for many years. (“harvey should be a warning to trump that climate change is a global threat,”...






nasa's johnson space center braces for more flooding from harvey


as the rain continues today (aug. 29), nasa's johnson space center (jsc) in houston is bracing for more flooding from tropical storm harvey.






share your harvey story


many are thankful to be alive in the wake of hurricane harvey's disastrous flooding in texas. stories are emerging of strangers helping strangers in hard-hit parts of the state. share your hurricane harvey story at cbsnews.com/harvey






harvey devastation was decades in the making


since the 1950s, nearly 88 square miles of houston-area wetlands have disappeared due to development






"catastrophic flooding" expected from harvey


harvey came ashore in texas on friday night as the strongest hurricane to hit the u.s. in more than a decade






steve harvey controversies


steve harvey’s “jump” video goes viral steve harvey is making headlines again due to his alleged emails to his staff. however, even before this happened “the steve harvey show” host has already been involved in several controversies. here are the different instances when harvey’s a...






‘worst flooding in decades’ in northeast washington as flood season begins


“the worst flooding in decades” in ferry county in northeastern washington has meant upended roads, a home sliding into a river and highways with deep, zigzag cracks.






with harvey causing 'epic catastrophic flooding' in houston, why wasn't the city


through sunday morning, harvey continued to unleash record levels of rain on houston, causing "catastrophic" flooding in the city and in surrounding harris county. at least one storm-related death in houston was reported on sunday, after a woman was found dead by her water-deluged car. over 24...






texas "not out of the woods yet" as harvey rainfall continues


former hurricane harvey​ still drenching the region, worsening catastrophic, historic flooding, spurring hundreds of rescues and many evacuations






harvey is causing 'epic catastrophic flooding' in houston — why wasn't the city


through sunday morning, harvey continued to unleash record levels of rain on houston, causing “catastrophic” flooding in the city and in surrounding harris county. at least one storm-related death in houston was reported on sunday, after a woman was found dead by her water-deluged car.






biggest health threats from harvey flooding


as torrential rains and catastrophic flooding continue, a number of health hazards put texas residents at risk






at least 37 killed as harvey makes second devastating landfall


the storm once known as hurricane harvey made its second landfall wednesday, dumping record rains and spurring additional flooding in small texas cities that lie east of now-devastated houston. harvey, which had swung out into the gulf of mexico again, came ashore at dawn near the texas-louisiana...






experts: uber must make changes at top to fix culture woes


uber must get rid of leaders who tolerate bad behavior and hire people who don't — including up to the chief executive — experts say, as the ride-hailing company gets ready to announce significant changes to its culture and management.






today: in texas, the waters, fears — and heroes — rise


amid the storm in texas, dramatic rescues are taking place, as the rain and flooding go on. experts had long warned of such a deadly scenario in houston. here are the stories you shouldn’t miss today: top stories in texas, the waters, fears — and heroes — rise tropical storm harvey continues to...






hurricane harvey hits texas coast


harvey made landfall aug. 25, 2017, near corpus christi, texas, as a category 4 hurricane, bringing 130 mph sustained winds and driving rains. harvey weakened to a tropical storm over the weekend with the threat of flooding from torrential rains.






battered by harvey, houston braces for even more flooding


officials released more water from houston-area reservoirs overwhelmed by harvey early monday in a move aimed at protecting the city's downtown from devastating floods but that could still endanger thousands of homes, even as the nation's fourth-largest city braced for more rain. harvey, which...