HURRICANE HARVEY Houstin Texas USA Aug 25 2017

HURRICANE HARVEY Houstin Texas USA Aug 25 2017

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August 25, 2017

Hurricane Harvey

Resources for Understanding Hurricane Harvey and Other Extreme Coastal Events


NOAA's GOES-East satellite shows Hurricane Harvey on August 24 while still in tropical storm status. Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project, 2017.
Ever since Hurricane Harvey barreled toward Texas, we've been gathering resources that could be helpful to those seeking further information on hurricanes and other extreme coastal weather events. We're still updating periodically, so please check back.
Harvey in Houston
Major Dam Overflows for First Time as More Rain Dumps Onto Flood-Weary Texas
Harvey, Now a Tropical Storm, Carves a Path of Destruction Through Texas
New York Times, August 28.
Harvey May Force 30,000 People into Shelters While Flooding Will Linger, Officials Warn
Washington Post, August 28.
At Least One Person Killed As 'Catastrophic' Floods Inundate Houston
NPR, August 27.
Hurricane Harvey death toll rises as Houston faces 'historic' flooding
The Guardian, August 27.
Damage Toll from Hurricane Harvey Mounts as Rescue Workers Strive to Reach Stranded Communities
Los Angeles Times, August 26.
Hurricane Harvey Strikes a Powerful Blow to Texas, and Lingers New York Times, August 26.
Natural Hazards Center Director Lori Peek on Hurricane Harvey
Protecting the Vulnerable in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey KGNU, August , August 29.
Vulnerable Populations
Fear of Deportation Could Keep Texans from Evacuating for Harvey Vox, August 25.
Communication/Social Media
In Houston, Pleas for Help Go Out Over Social Media: 'Please Send Help. 911 Is Not Responding'
Los Angeles Times, August 28.
TS Harvey Victims, Don't Share Viral National Guard Social Media Message
Houston Chronicle, August 27.
As the Water Rose, This Houston TV station Fought to Stay On-Air
Poynter, August 27.
State and Federal Response and Recovery
Texas Governor Praises Federal Response to Devastating Hurricane
Politico, August 27.
Here’s When Trump’s Response to Hurricane Harvey will really matter
Vox, August 27
Trump meets with Cabinet about Hurricane Harvey response and recovery efforts
Washington Examiner, August 26.
Trump’s Focus on Hurricane Harvey Intensifies as Monster Storm Pounds Texas
Washington Post, August 26
New, Respected FEMA Chief Faces First Major Challenge With Hurricane Harvey
NPR, Augst 25
Trump Administration Faces Hurricane Harvey, Its First Major Natural Disaster
New York Times, August 25.
Hurricane Harvey Looms, and So Do Trump Cuts to Weather Research
Newsweek, August 25.
Texas Braces for Hurricane Harvey as Trump Administration Faces a Major Test
The Guardian, August 25.
Citizen and Business Response
Hurricane Harvey: How to Help Victims of the Texas storm
Houston Chronicle, August 27.
Evacuations
Thousands of Texas Inmates Evacuated From Prisons Ahead of Floods
New York Times, August 26.
Abbott Advises Houstonians to Evacuate; Local Officials Disagree
Houston Chronicle, August 25.
Why Do Some People Decide to Ride Out Hurricanes?
The Atlantic, August 25.
Hurricane Harvey: Evacuations Under Way as Storm Heads for Texas
The Guardian, August 25.
Fear of Deportation Could Keep Texans from Evacuating for Harvey Vox, August 25.
Amid Hurricane Harvey threat, Decision to Order Evacuation Can be a Difficult One
USA TODAY, August 24.
Storm Dynamics
How Did Hurricane Harvey Get So Strong?
The Verge, August 25.
As Hurricane Harvey Arrives, Here Are Areas Likely to Flood
Houston Chronicle, August 25.
Life-Threatening' Hurricane Harvey Strengthens to Category 4 as Texans Flee
Chicago Tribune, August 25.
Harvey Upgraded to Category 3 Hurricane, ‘Catastrophic’ Flooding Expected in Texas
Washington Post, August 25.
Economic, Environmental, and Infrastructure Impacts
Cost of Cleaning Up Harvey Will Bring New Test of Governance for Trump and GOP
Washington Post, August 28.
Hurricane Harvey Aims for the Texas Fracking Boom’s Favorite Port
Grist, August 25.
Hurricane Harvey Threatens Vital Texas Energy Hub
CNN, August 25.
Hurricane Harvey Could Also Be a Major Pollution Disaster
New Republic, August 25.
Is Texas Ready for Hurricane Harvey?
The Atlantic, August 24.
Public Health
Houston’s Hospitals Treat Storm Victims and Become Victims Themselves
August 28.
Our Many Fears of Hurricane Harvey
The New Yorker, August 26
Tourism
20,000 Stuck at Sea in Cruise Ships as Galveston Hunkers Down for Hurricane Harvey
Houston Chronicle, August 25.
Hurricanes and Climate Change
The Relationship Between Hurricanes and Climate Change
New York Times, August 25.
What You Can and Can’t Say About Climate Change and Hurricane Harvey
Washington Post, August 25.
Associated Flooding
Catastrophic Flooding Underway in Houston and ‘Expected to worsen’
Washington Post, August 26.
Harvey’s Incredible Rainfall Expected to Produce Record Flooding in Southeast Texas
Washington Post, August 26.
Hurricane Harvey Makes Landfall
At Least One Dead, Buildings Destroyed as Hurricane Harvey Drenches Central Texas Coast
Washington Post, August 26.
Texas Cities Brace for 'Catastrophic Flooding' Under Hurricane Harvey
The Guardian, August 26.
Harvey’s Assault on Texas Is Just Getting Started, Disastrous Inland Flooding Expected
Washington Post, August 26.
Hurricane Harvey Makes Landfall Near Corpus Christi, Tex.
New York Times, August 25.
Hurricane Harvey: News Before Landfall
Washington Post Live Coverage
Washington Post, August 25.
Associated Press Live Coverage
Associated Press, August 25.
Texas in Direct Path of Suddenly Intensifying, ‘Astounding’ Hurricane Harvey
Washington Post, August 25.
News Releases and Statements
FEMA Urges Residents to Remain Vigilant; Follow Local Officials’ Instructions
Federal Emergency Management Agency, August 27.
HHS Secretary Price Declares Public Health Emergency in Response to Hurricane Harvey
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, August 26.
Many Texas Beaches Likely to Erode, Be Overwashed, or Inundated by Hurricane Harvey
U.S. Geological Survey, August 24.
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Web Sites and Reports
Hurricane Harvey-Specific Resources
USGS Hurricane Harvey Information
The U.S. Geological Survey has compiled complete information about its activities monitoring coastal change, deploying storm-tide sensors, measuring the extent of floods, and much more.
FEMA Hurricane Incident Journal
This map-based incident journal was created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide incident support to local and state agency during Hurricane Harvey.
NOAA Satellite Imagery of Hurricane Harvey
See Harvey as the storm progresses with the collection of multiple satellite images and heat maps provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
National Weather Service Corpus Christi
Get real time information on hurricane impacts in Corupus Christi, including warnings and watches, rainfall totals, and flash flooding.
National Weather Service Houston
Get real time information on hurricane impacts in Houston, including warnings and watches, rainfall totals, and flash flooding.
Flood Alert System
The Rice University and Texas Medical Center Flood Alert System is an integrated system utilizing radar, rain gage information, bayou stage data, and hydrologic modeling for the purpose of issuing flood warnings and forecasts for the Rice University / TMC Complex.
Texas Department of Transportation
Stay up to date on current road closures, damage, and flooding across the state.
General
The National Hurricane Center
The National Hurricane Center Web site offers a wealth of information about hurricanes and tropical cyclones, including information on past hurricane seasons and individual storms.
NASA Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
You'll find a wealth of NASA's diverse hurricane research here, including Harvey specific sattelite images, videos, and how the storm is intensifying.
Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project
The home of Atlantic hurricane prediction pioneers Philip Klotzbach and the late Bill Gray, this site is an excellent source of information on landfalling hurricanes in the U.S., and includes real-time tropical cyclone activity reports.
Seasonal Hurricane Prediction
This site takes the power of the Tropical Meteorology Project and joins it with similar projects for an even more comprehensive look at historical and predicted hurricane activity.
USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Tool
This tool shows where flooding may occur over a range of water levels in a community and includes real-time streamflow data, flood forecasts, and potential loss estimates.
Ready.gov Hurricanes
This collection of hurricane resources covers every aspect of an event, including handy lists of things to think about when a storm is 6-36 hours away.
Hurricane Watch Net
Hurricane Watch Net is an organization of amateur radio and weather people who disseminate hurricane advisory information.
Public Health
Health Resources for Hurricanes
The Disaster Information Management Research Center has compiled a trove of resources to help manage public health during a hurricane, including information on water sanitation, environmental contamination, repsonder health, mental wellbeing, hospital evacuation, and much more.
CDC Natural Disasters and Extreme Weather: Floods
Floods come with an array of public health concerns, and the U.S. Center's for Disease Control and Prevention has a wide range of information on health hazards to watch for during and after a flood.
Environmental Impacts
Chemical Hazards in Floods and Disasters
This fact sheet from Sciencecorps gives a quick rundown of the health effects of exposure to chemicals and fuels that can be unleashed in a disaster.
Evacuation
Pedestrian Evacuation Analyst
The Pedestrian Evacuation Analyst is an ArcGIS extension that will estimate how long it would take to move out of hazard zones on foot, taking elements such as ground cover, elevation, and time of day into account. The site includes a handy workflow for those analyzing pedestrian evacuation movements. More information can be found in this USGS report on the software’s potential.
The Role of Transit in Emergency Evacuation
This Transportation Research Board special report provides a look back at transit providers and emergency evacuation plans. Recommendations for partnering with transit organizations in emergency planning and an addendum detailing transit’s role in 33 urban-area plans are included.
Physical Environment
The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety provides conducts research and provides information about ways to protect homes and businesses against disaster loss. Check out the site's hurricane section for specifics on everything from how to prepare your home to weather the storm to hazards to watch for when you return.
Trees and Hurricanes
The University of Florida’s Trees and Hurricanes site helps communities establish wind-resistant urban forests and provides information on cleaning up and restoring hurricane-damaged trees.
Resource Collections
U.S. Department of Agriculture Hurricane Harvey Resources
From food safety tips to farming assistance, the USDA has a number of resources for rural residents.
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Local Academic Expertise
Rice University
Kinder Institute for Urban Research
The mission of the Kinder Institute is to advance understanding of the most important issues facing Houston and other leading urban centers through rigorous research, policy analysis, and public outreach; and collaborate with civic and political leaders to implement promising solutions to these critical urban issues.
Severe Storm Prediction, Education, and Evacuation from Disasters
The Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center organizes leading universities, researchers, emergency managers, and private and public entities to better address severe storm prediction and its impact on the Gulf Coast area.
Sam Houston State University
Disasters and Emergency Management
SHSU's Center for the Study of Disasters and Emergency Management (CDEM) is an interdisciplinary center with more than twenty research affiliates, all working to understand the social and physical processes associated with disasters and other emergencies.
Texas A&M University
Center for Texas Beaches and Shores
The Center for Texas Beaches and Shores (CTBS) addresses beach erosion and wetlands loss throughout the state and conducts research on coastal sustainability and resiliency.
Center on Disability and Development, Project REDD
The work of the Center on Disability and Development focuses on promoting inclusive schools and communities, improving education and quality of life outcomes, and creating better lives for people with disabilities and their families through education, research, and service.
Project REDD: Research and Evaluation on Disability and Disaster conducts high-quality research and evaluation studies on how disasters effect individuals with disabilities and their families, and provides research-based training and outreach on the topic of disability and disaster for organizations, service providers, families, and individuals.
Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center
The Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center (HRRC) focuses on hazard analysis, emergency preparedness and response, disaster recovery, and hazard mitigation. Researchers study the full range of natural disasters and technological hazards.
Institute for Sustainable Communities
The Institute for Sustainable Communities (IfSC) focuses on interdisciplinary sustainable community research, engagement and high impact service learning. They support the development of sustainable communities and cities that seek balance between human and environmental needs; provide fair and equitable access to resources to improve the development of human capabilities and wellbeing; engage in civil engagement and participatory, democratic decision-making; and include adaptive capacity to survive, respond and grow in the face of expanding physical, social and economic threats.
Texas Target Communities
Texas Target Communities is a service learning outreach program of the College of Architecture and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University. They work to transform communities by offering technical assistance, training, and public engagement workshops, so they become part of an exemplary network of communities that aspire to make the transformation from high risk/low opportunity to equitable, resilient, and adaptive communities, and serve as living laboratories for TAMU faculty and students.
Training and Education Collaborative System Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center
TECS-PERLC was established in 2010 as one of fourteen Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers. It is a collaboration between three schools in Texas: Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health in College Station, University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health in Fort Worth, and the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. PERLC’s goal is to enhance the public health workforce and improve capacity for community resilience by providing training and exercising at the state, local, and/or tribal level.
Texas A&M Corpus Christie
Texas One Gulf Center of Excellence, Harte Research institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies
Texas OneGulf is a partnership of nine outstanding institutions dedicated to the long-term environmental and economic health of both the state of Texas and the Gulf of Mexico.
Texas Tech University
National Wind Institute
The National Wind Institute (NWI) was established in December 2012, and is intended to serve as Texas Tech University's intellectual hub for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research, commercialization and education related to wind science, wind energy, wind engineering, and wind hazard mitigation and serves faculty affiliates, students, and external partners.
University of North Texas
Emergency Management and Disaster Science
EMDS faculty are nationally and internationally known for their cutting-edge research on a diverse and complex range of topics related to hazards, disasters, and emergency management.
University of Texas Austin
Design Safe-CI: A Natural Hazards Engineering Community
NHERI@UTexas contributes unique, literally one-of-a-kind, large, mobile dynamic shakers and associated instrumentation to the study and development of novel, in-situ testing methods that can be used to both evaluate the needs of existing infrastructure and optimize the design of future infrastructure, such that our communities become more resilient to earthquakes and other natural hazards.
University of Texas Medical Branch
Center for Environmental Toxicology
The University of Texas Medical Branch Center for Environmental Toxicology mission is to integrate, foster and coordinate interactions and collaborations among multidisciplinary groups of new and established investigators pursuing research pertinent to the adverse effects of environmental factors on human health.

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