Latest Hurricane Harvey News

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2017, file photo, a vehicle is submerged in floodwater in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Senior U.S. Judge Charles Lettow in Washington. D.C. ruled Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is liable for damages to a group of Houston-area homes and businesses flooded by two federally owned reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey because the inundation was due to how the federal government built and maintained the dams. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Judge: Federal government liable for Harvey flooding

Dec. 17, 2019 8:36 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is liable for damages to a group of Houston-area homes and businesses that were flooded by two federally owned reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey because the inundation was due to how the federal government built and...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, smoke rises from the Arkema Inc. owned chemical plant in Crosby, near Houston, Texas. Texas officials refused to cooperate with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's watchdog for a report Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, that raises skepticism about public assurances following Hurricane Harvey that the storm's assault on America's largest corridor of petrochemical plants posed no health risks. (KTRK via AP, File)

EPA watchdog: Health monitoring after Harvey was lacking

Dec. 16, 2019 9:16 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal watchdog released a report Monday that cast doubt on the public health assurances made after Hurricane Harvey unleashed an environmental assault on the country's largest petrochemical corridor, saying officials relied on limited data to offer residents peace of mind and that...