Hurricanes

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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Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune

This is already Houston’s "worst flood." It’s only going to get worse.

As swamped officials struggled to respond to a deadly crisis Sunday, southeast Texans were bracing for their troubles to multiply over the coming week. Harvey is on track to produce even more devastating floods.

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Pu Ying Huang

Why Houston isn't ready for Hurricane Harvey

Last year, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica investigated Houston's vulnerability to hurricanes and torrential rainstorms. The nation's fourth-largest city is sure to see the latter in the coming days. Here's what we know about what could happen.

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