• Voice of AmericaDream House Becomes Nightmare in Flood Stricken Houston

    Fifteen years ago, Alma Casas realized a dream when she bought her house in Houston. A widow, she had come from the northeast Mexican city of Tamaulipas to work and seek a better life for herself and her three children.   Since Harvey stormed into southeast Texas late Friday as a Category 4 hurricane, bringing torrential rain, her dream house Read more...

  • The Washington PostHouston is experiencing its third '500-year' flood in 3 years. How is that possible?

    Hurricane Harvey has brought “500-year” rainfall and flood conditions to the Houston area, according to officials at the Harris County Flood Control District. By the time the storm finally leaves the Houston area the true magnitude may be even greater than that, surpassing 1,000-year thresholds — potentially even more. But 500-year floods, as it turns out, happen more frequently than Read more...

  • Associated PressAmid Harvey floods, Houston chief worries ‘how many bodies?’

    Amid Harvey floods, Houston chief worries 'how many bodies?' Associated Press – 29 August 2017 10:02-04:00 Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Read more on Associated Press.

  • Houston ChronicleHouston Police officer drowns in Harvey floodwaters

    His wife warned him not to go. He insisted. Steve Perez, a 34-year Houston police officer, drowned in his patrol car in Harvey floodwaters, a tearful Chief Art Acevedo said Tuesday afternoon.  Perez, days shy of his 61st birthday, was in his patrol car driving to work downtown Sunday morning when he got trapped in high water. THE LATEST: Get Read more...

  • Kansas City StarHouston Rockets up Hurricane Harvey donation to $10 million

    The University of Houston has postponed its football game at Texas-San Antonio on Saturday as the city deals with catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The Cougars have been in Austin… Read the story on Kansas City Star.

  • Associated PressThe Latest: National Weather Service: Less rain in Houston

    The Latest: National Weather Service: Less rain in Houston Associated Press – 29 August 2017 11:37-04:00 Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Read more on Associated Press.

  • CBS NewsHouston flooding victims sleeping on convention center's floor

    Houston’s convention center, the main evacuation center for the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, is packed with people. Norah O’Donnell went inside to speak with some of the evacuees. They shared frustration with the way things are going. Read more on CBS News.

  • New York TimesSaving Pets Is Paramount for Many Fleeing Tropical Storm Harvey

    When Joe Garcia spotted a rescue boat on Monday outside his flooded home in Spring, a suburb north of Houston, he pushed a plastic tub of his belongings through chest-high water and loaded it on the boat. Then he returned to his home to grab one more prized possession: Heidi, his German shepherd.Mr. Garcia, his body soaked, carried Heidi through Read more...

  • New York TimesHurricane to Cost Tens of Billions, but a Quick Recovery Is Expected

    The brutal storm pummeling the Houston area is likely to rank as one of the nation’s costliest natural disasters, with tens of billions in lost economic activity and property damage across a region crucial to the energy, chemical and shipping industries.But economists say the region is likely to recover quickly and may even experience a bump in growth from rebuilding.The Read more...

  • The Raw StoryWATCH: Sean Hannity goes on unhinged rant blaming Houston’s black mayor for not evacuating city

    Fox News host Sean Hannity blames Democratic Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner for the deaths, injuries and need for rescues in the Texas city. Hannity inspired a flood of accusations on social media from people who aren’t familiar with Houston or disaster coordination and relief. During Hannity’s radio show Monday, he alleged that Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) begged Turner to evacuate Read more...