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.

From Texas Standard:

You probably remember playing "telephone" as a kid. You sit in a circle, pass a message around, and see how it comes out on the other end. But during an emergency, when new information comes fast, lives are at stake, and normal lines of communication get disrupted – two cans on a string might be a better analogy than a phone. During Hurricane Harvey, information was scarce, and what people did find out was often wrong, and fueled by fear – creating a high-pressure version of the telephone game.

From Texas Standard:

Irma and Harvey delivered a one-two punch to two major airline hubs: Houston and Miami. We've heard a lot about the electrical grid, the impact on roads and infrastructure, but what effect did the hurricanes have on airline businesses?

Ryan E. Poppe / Texas Public Radio

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he approves using the Rainy Day Fund to provide additional aid for the State’s Harvey relief efforts. But using the state’s Economic Stabilization Fund won’t require calling lawmakers back for a second special session.

A firefighting rescue team from Sacramento, California, used its emergency expertise to help neighborhoods in southeastern Texas, where water was still rising a week after Hurricane Harvey flooded much of the region.

Alex Emslie (@SFNewsReporter) of KQED followed the team members as they began their relief efforts.