Latest Hurricane Harvey News

Experts to study respiratory health of Harvey residents

Dec. 2, 2018 1:30 PM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Medical experts are seeking people in Texas displaced by Hurricane Harvey for a study on possible respiratory problems since the 2017 storm. The Galveston County Daily News reports the study by the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston involves indoor air quality of...

Harvey-damaged canal cruisers near Houston bound for Florida

Nov. 15, 2018 2:12 PM EST

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Six tourist boats in a Houston-area community are getting a new home after being damaged during Hurricane Harvey. The Houston Chronicle reports the 35-foot Waterway Cruisers from The Woodlands are expected to be repaired and used in Pompano Beach, Florida. A crane this week...

Houston skyscrapers may have worsened Hurricane Harvey rain

Nov. 14, 2018 1:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Humans helped make recent devastating U.S. hurricanes wetter but in different ways, two new studies find. Hurricane Harvey snagged on the skyscrapers of Houston, causing it to slow and dump more rain than it normally would, one study found. The city's massive amounts of paving had an even...

Some South Texas canals being cleared of Harvey debris

Nov. 6, 2018 3:36 PM EST

ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — Some remote canals in South Texas still clogged with Hurricane Harvey debris more than a year after the storm are being cleared amid public safety concerns. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports contractors on Monday began removing hazardous trash from canals in the Copano Ridge...

Survey on Harvey's health impacts nearing deadline

Nov. 1, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials say a December deadline is nearing for Houston-area residents to take a survey about any health or environmental problems they've dealt with since Hurricane Harvey struck last year. The survey is part of the Hurricane Harvey Registry, a venture from Rice University, the...

Harvey recovery: 500 free trees offered Saturday in Houston

Nov. 1, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — About 500 trees will be given away Saturday in Houston as part of recovery efforts following last year's Hurricane Harvey. The Texas A&M Forest Service on Thursday announced plans to host the event associated with the NASCAR Green Race for Trees Campaign. It's also a project of the Arbor...

Houston seeks $2B more for Hurricane Harvey housing recovery

Oct. 18, 2018 3:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials are preparing to request an additional $2 billion from Congress to provide more assistance to residents whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The request comes as lawmakers also consider aid for victims of recent hurricanes Florence and Michael, which devastated...

Officials finish clearing Houston waterways after Harvey

Oct. 13, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — More than a year after Hurricane Harvey's destructive flooding, officials say they've finished removing downed trees and other storm debris that had blocked the Houston-area's 22 watersheds. The Harris County Flood Control District said Friday that it's removed about 40,000 tons (36,290...