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Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey

Puerto Rico Won't Have Full Power Back Until May — 8 Months After Hurricane Maria Hit

The island's governor had promised to restore power to 95% of residents by December, but officials now say the island won't be fully up and running until much later.

Here’s What Happened In The Hours After Hurricane Harvey Hit A Chemical Plant, According To A Staff Log

A staff log obtained by BuzzFeed News gives a tense account of what happened in the days after Hurricane Harvey drowned the Arkema chemical plant outside of Houston.

A Texas Woman Died From A Devastating “Flesh-Eating Bacteria” After Harvey

Two others were reportedly hospitalized. The state health department said that there have not been widespread reports of skin infections.

These Employees Worked Through Hurricanes For Minimum Wage

Through hurricanes Harvey and Irma, despite risks, workers prepared food, manned cash registers, and cleaned hotels for the country’s lowest legal pay.

Houston Medics And Police Sue Arkema Over Chemical Plant Blasts

The suit claims that Arkema did not warn first responders that fumes from the explosions could be toxic.

These Harvey Victims Blame Army Engineers, Not The Storm, For Flooding Their Homes

"We were so happy it wasn’t raining anymore. But the water got higher and higher.”

Harvey Survivors Tell Us Which Keepsakes They Were Most Heartbroken To Lose

From ultrasound photos to custom convertibles, some things just can't be replaced.

A Drag Scene Rises From Harvey's Destruction, And With It, A Sense Of Normality

“The whole point of a drag show is to make people forget about what’s going on outside."

Prisoners Face Horrifying Conditions, Limited Drinking Water After Harvey Pounds Texas

“I see on television that animals are getting treated better than these guys."

Houston's Undocumented Community, Hit Hard By Harvey, Faces An Uncertain Future

"We’re pretty much on our own," said one undocumented Houston resident who came to the US as a child.

The Mother Of A DREAMer Who Died Trying To Rescue Harvey Victims Will Now Be Able To Attend His Funeral

Rita Guillén had been blocked from entering the US when her son went missing last week. On Tuesday, she was reunited with her grieving family.

This LGBT Center Is Hoping To Prevent People From "Falling Through The Cracks" In Houston

“I think a lot of the Houston community just started relying on each other.”

Beyoncé And Other A-List Celebrities To Headline A Harvey Relief Telethon

In 2012, NBC raised $23 million with a telethon for Superstorm Sandy relief.

This DREAMer And His Friend Drowned Trying To Rescue Houston Flood Victims

Alonso Guillén and Tomas Carreon, both born in Mexico and brought to the US as children, were killed while attempting to rescue residents caught in the storm.

One Family Begins To Rebuild After Flood Waters Recede In Texas

"We're not at the hospital. We're not at the funeral home. We are blessed for that."

This Immigrant Community Is Returning Home To Deal With The Damage That Harvey Wrought

"This was my some kind of dream, you know. I brought my family here."

Harvey Damaged 13 Toxic Waste Sites. It Could Take Years To Know The True Health Risks.

"They're not going to get cancer tomorrow — they may get asthma in three months," one researcher said.

This Family Lost Everything During Katrina. Then Harvey Came For Their New Home.

LaTanya Stewart never returned to her New Orleans home after it was destroyed by Katrina. While much of Houston was in the midst of recovery Saturday, she went back to her new home for the first time to find the damage Harvey had wrought.

This Group Of Women Is Helping To Fix The Hair And Spirits Of Houston Evacuees

"You might have gone through the storm but you don't have to look like you went through the storm," a volunteer stylist said.

Houston's Historically Black Neighborhoods Are Struggling After The Storm

"When you think about it, it just hurts because this is so typical for our end of town."

On Patrol With The Rescue Rangers As They Work To Rescue Storm Victims

Scores of volunteers from Louisiana are working around the clock this week saving people, their pets, and whatever possessions they can — even as their own homes faced Harvey's wrath. "There’s not always gonna be somebody for you to rescue. But you never know unless you try."

Trump Greeted Enthusiastically In Lake Charles, Louisiana During Pit Stop

“I think it’s great. It’s a chance to see how much everybody here in Louisiana supports him,” a Lake Charles native said.

This Family Has Escaped Harvey Flooding Three Times

“The last days, I was fighting all the time to save my kids’ lives.”

First Responders Dodge Hazards Beneath The Surface As Flooding Swallows Houston Neighborhood

Emergency response teams from across the US have converged on flood-ravaged Houston to rescue residents still stranded after days of historic rainfall.

This Paramedic Who Rescued Harvey Victims May Be Deported If Trump Ends DACA

“It was like getting an extra kick to the face when you’re already down.”

These Maps Show The Vulnerable Houston Neighborhoods That May Need Most Help Rebuilding From Harvey

Rising floodwaters don’t discriminate between rich and poor. But when it comes to recovering from disaster, wealth makes a huge difference.

The National Weather Service Is Warning People To Watch Out For Fake Forecasts

Meteorologists say it's not yet known if Hurricane Irma will impact the US.

The Cost Of Harvey's Destruction Is Estimated At Up To $108 Billion

Moody’s Analytics increased its estimate of damages from Harvey "to reflect the storm’s wider path" after its second landfall.

A Texas Man Returned Home To Play His Piano In A Flooded House And It Has People Emotional

The powerful video has inspired many, including singer Vanessa Carlton, to see the "beauty in the suffering."

Black Lives Matter Is Bringing Food To Victims Of Harvey, But People Are Sharing A False Story About BLM Blocking Relief Efforts

Black Lives Matter Houston is actively providing relief, but a story claiming the opposite has been shared to millions of people.

Pleas For Help Continue In East Texas As Residents Start To Realize How Much Damage There Is

"This, it just breaks my heart. The devastation that happening here is just unfathomable."

These Poignant Aerial Images Show What Texas Looked Like Before And After Harvey

The photos show entire swaths of land completely under muddy water in the aftermath of Harvey's deadly destruction.

"I’m Devastated": Houston Residents Return Home To Ruin As Floodwaters Recede

While firefighters went door to door in search of those still in need of rescue, evacuees returned home to pick up the pieces in the wake of Harvey’s wrath.

Katrina Was Just A Curtain-Raiser

Years before Hurricane Katrina, I reported on the New Orleans' growing vulnerability. But Harvey shows that New Orleans was the canary in the coal mine for coastal cities.

Hospitals In Houston Are Preparing For A Massive Surge Of People In Desperate Need Of Medical Care

Tropical storm Harvey has begun heading east, but healthcare workers across the city are preparing for a medical fallout that could last months.

Shelters And Hospital Forced To Evacuate As Flooding Cripples Beaumont And Port Arthur

In Beaumont alone, the running water supply was compromised, forcing the evacuations of shelters and a hospital.

Damage From Harvey Has Already Caused Millions Of Pounds Of Toxic Pollutants To Be Released Into The Air

The explosions and ensuing fire at the Arkema chemical plant early Thursday are just the latest in a wave of damage, disruptions, and pollution at industrial facilities along the Texas coast after Harvey.

Joel Osteen Is Now A Hilarious Meme After He Was Criticized For His Response To Harvey Victims

"I support the innkeeper's decision to turn away Mary and Joseph. It's an inn, not Labor and Delivery!"

Houston Texan J.J. Watt's Harvey Fundraiser Has Raised More Than $28 Million

"The most difficult times bring out the best in humanity."

Here’s Where Houston’s Calls For Help Were The Loudest

People in Houston desperate for rescue turned to social media when official lines were clogged. Here's where seemingly most of the city's posts were coming from.

Meet The Veterans Who Set Up A Volunteer Rescue Operation After Harvey

After Harvey slammed into Houston late last week, a group of veterans from across Texas descended on the region to save lives. By Wednesday, their ranks had swollen to more than 200.

Woman Takes Charge Of Volunteer Rescues As Floods Ravage Texas Town

Complete strangers used what they had to make dozens of rescues in Orange and other small communities along the Texas–Louisiana border Wednesday as they waited for officials to arrive.

Here's The Email Apple CEO Tim Cook Just Sent About Hurricane Harvey

"Because Texas is home to more than 8,700 of our coworkers, the storm’s impact is felt by all of us," Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in an email to employees.

Demand For Shelter In Houston Subsides, So Residents Won't Be Sent To Other Cities, Officials Say

Shelter capacity in Houston, once in critically tight supply, was at the point Wednesday that officials said residents would not need to be shipped to other cities.

Houston Police Officers Say They Lacked Training And Equipment For Hurricane Harvey

Officers told BuzzFeed News that many had not gone through flood training, had no access to boats, and were unable to respond to an untold number of emergency calls due to not enough high-water vehicles.

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