Hurricane Harvey

Credit National Weather Service

Continuing coverage of Hurricane Harvey, its effects on Texas, and the local, state, and national response to the storm.

Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on Friday, August 25, 2017 near Rockport, Texas. It then moved inland, skirting San Antonio but causing major flooding in the Houston area.

Ryan Poppe / TPR News

The Texas House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock received updates on the lingering agricultural and ecological impact of Hurricane Harvey, and heard about possible changes to the Texas agricultural industry.

Carson Frame / TPR News

Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle relinquished command of the 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio Wednesday at a ceremony at MacArthur Parade Field.


Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

School’s out in Texas, and it’s hot. That’s got many people heading for their nearest pool, or, if you’re more ambitious, the Gulf.

But one of the state’s most beloved beach getaway destinations, Port Aransas, took almost a direct hit from Hurricane Harvey back in August, and the town’s still bouncing back.


After one of the most destructive hurricane seasons ever, the names of four hurricanes are being retired. The World Meteorological Organization, the international body responsible for naming hurricanes, says it will no longer use Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate to name hurricanes. The organization says it retires names for hurricanes when "a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate for reasons of sensitivity."

David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

Nonprofit organizations continue to provide mental health services to Texas coastal residents struggling with anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression related to Hurricane Harvey.  


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