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After Hurricane Harvey

Failures in a Flood Zone

In 2016, ProPublica and The Texas Tribune sounded the alarm that Houston’s overdevelopment and underestimation of flood risk had made it a sitting duck for the next big storm. Then, Hurricane Harvey hit.

How Harvey Hurt Houston, in 10 Maps

Buyouts Won’t Be the Answer for Many Frequent Flooding Victims

Everyone Knew Houston’s Reservoirs Would Flood — Except for the People Who Bought Homes Inside Them

Texas Official After Harvey: The ‘Red Cross Was Not There’

Independent Monitors Found Benzene Levels After Harvey Six Times Higher Than Guidelines

Rethinking the ‘Infrastructure’ Discussion Amid a Blitz of Hurricanes

Houston Officials Hope Harvey Convinces Congress to Fund Coastal Barrier

How the Truth Can Get Damaged in a Hurricane, Too

Where the Government Spends to Keep People in Flood-Prone Houston Neighborhoods

Development and Disasters — A Deadly Combination Well Beyond Houston

Houston’s Dams Won’t Fail. But Many Homes Will Have to Be Flooded to Save Them

Why Houston Isn’t Ready for Harvey