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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

Trump confronts the tricky politics of natural disasters

George W. Bush never recovered from his flyover of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. Barack Obama got a bipartisan boost late in his re-election campaign for his handling of Superstorm Sandy. Now, …


Tropical storm warning for N.C. Outer Banks as Irma may soon form

A tropical disturbance near the northeastern Florida coast could become the season’s ninth named storm late Monday or Tuesday: Irma. This system will have minuscule effects compared with Harvey in …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 5:38 p.m.

Harvey’s heavy rains ratchet up flooding fears in Louisiana

Bands of heavy rain from Harvey lashed southwest Louisiana on Monday, ratcheting up fears of destructive flooding in some storm-weary communities.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

Harvey could have deep impact on Texas oil, US economy

Massive flooding caused by Harvey along Texas’ refinery-rich coast could have long-standing and far-reaching consequences for the state’s oil and gas industry and the larger U.S. economy. The storm’s remnants …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Houston endures more rain and chaos; 6 feared drowned in van

Floodwaters reached the roof lines of single-story homes Monday, and people could be heard pleading for help from inside as Harvey kept pouring rain on Houston after a chaotic weekend …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Harvey is causing ‘epic catastrophic flooding’ in Houston – why wasn’t the city evacuated?

Should Houston have been evacuated? If so, why wasn’t it?


Harvey leaves small town in shambles after landfall

Rockport, the Aransas County seat where Harvey came ashore, was a mangled ghost town on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Texas gov praises Harvey response; Trump meets and tweets

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott loaded heavy praise Sunday on President Donald Trump and the federal government for its response to Hurricane Harvey, describing an “A-plus” effort with the storm only …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

Rescuers pluck hundreds from rising floodwaters in Houston

Tropical Storm Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into the nation’s fourth-largest city Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground and overwhelmed rescuers who could …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

Hurricane Harvey closes key oil, gas operations in Texas

Key oil and gas facilities along the Texas Gulf Coast have temporarily shut down as Hurricane Harvey pounds the region with torrential rain and high winds, virtually assuring gasoline prices …


A timeline of Hurricane Harvey’s development

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on Friday night as the strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade. By Saturday morning, it had dumped 18 inches …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 11:27 a.m.

Expert: Harvey weakened fast, but destruction just beginning

Don’t be fooled by Hurricane Harvey’s quick, eight-hour transition from a Category 4 monster with sustained winds of 130 mph winds to a Category 1 with 90 mph winds. Experts …


As Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas, here’s what air travelers need to know

As Hurricane Harvey continued to intensify Friday, airlines have announced they will waive change fees for travelers whose plans may have included stops in and around cities in Texas. According …


Don’t repeat Hurricane Katrina mistakes, senator warns Trump

WASHINGTON – A senior senator warned President Donald Trump on Friday not to underestimate Hurricane Harvey or have the same kind of lackluster federal response experienced during Hurricane Katrina. Sen. …


Hurricane raises flooding, power loss fears for Texas oil refiners

The biggest fears for Texas refiners in the


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Fearsome Hurricane Harvey slams into Texas Gulf Coast

With time running out, tens of thousands of people fled Friday from the path of an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Harvey as it took aim at a wide swath of the …