Hurricanes

 Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune

Houston suburb is a magnet for growth, flooding

Northwest Houston suburbs like Cypress have exploded in population in recent years. Scientists say that's a big reason some neighborhoods here saw devastating floods last year and now from Hurricane Harvey.

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 Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune

Why Houston's reservoirs aren't likely to fail after Hurricane Harvey

As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to pummel an already devastated Houston, many residents are terrified that the dams on two of the region's massive reservoirs will fail. Here's why government officials say that is not going to happen.

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