How Does Hurricane Harvey Compare With Katrina? Here’s What We Know

By SHAILA DEWAN and JOHN SCHWARTZ August 28, 2017 A late August hurricane menacing the Gulf Coast. Residents plucked from rooftops. A convention center repurposed as an emergency shelter. A test of a presidency. Although it is still unfolding,...

As Tropical Storm Harvey Strengthens, Texas Braces for Hurricane Conditions

Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster ahead of the expected rain and wind, conditions that would also affect the lower Mississippi Valley and Louisiana.

Remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey Gain Strength and Hurricane Watch Is Posted

Hurricane and storm surge watches were issued on Wednesday for parts of Texas. Forecasters are concerned about the storm stalling after making landfall.

New Orleans Scrambles to Repair Drainage System After Severe Flooding

By KATY RECKDAHL August 11, 2017 NEW ORLEANS — With rain threatening, work crews scrambled on Friday to repair New Orleans’s pumping and drainage network in the hopes of preventing a repeat of last weekend, when flooding inundated many...