2017’s natural disasters are going to cost us

Hundreds of billions of dollars, to be precise. 2017 Billion Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters (NOAA) 2017 broke records for the number of extreme weather events that occurred, and the damages that resulted. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration It often felt like 2017 was just a serious of epic disasters, and now we have empirical proof.… Please follow and like us:

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Post-Harvey Houston: Years Until Recovery, Plenty of Costs Unknown

When the heaviest rain of tropical storm Harvey had passed, Kathryn Clark’s west Houston neighborhood had escaped the worst. Then the dams were opened — a decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prevent upstream flooding and potential dam failures by releasing water into Buffalo Bayou, just a few hundred feet from the end… Please follow and like us:

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Pipeline Supplying Gas To DC And NY Shuts Down Amid Flooding From Harvey

A gas pipeline supplying parts of New York and Washington, D.C. with energy is shutting down as refineries in the Gulf of Mexico go offline amid flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey. The Colonial Pipeline, which stretches up and down the northeast coast, supplies about 100 million gallons of refined gas a day to New York City… Please follow and like us:

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Harvey has knocked out a significant portion of the nation’s oil refining capacity

The nation’s biggest oil refinery shut down Wednesday morning as Tropical Storm Harvey continued to hammer the core of the U.S. industry that turns crude oil into gasoline. The Motiva refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, began a “controlled shutdown” at 5 a.m. Wednesday, joining more than a dozen other facilities in Corpus Christi, Beaumont and other… Please follow and like us:

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Tropical storm Harvey displaces 30,000 in Texas

More than 30,000 people are expected to be placed in temporary shelters in the US state of Texas due to widespread flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, US officials said, with more rain expected in the coming days. Brock Long, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said on Monday that 50 counties in Texas are… Please follow and like us:

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Tropical storm Harvey displaces 30,000 in Texas

More than 30,000 people are expected to be placed in temporary shelters in the US state of Texas due to widespread flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, US officials said, with more rain expected in the coming days. Brock Long, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said on Monday that 50 counties in Texas are… Please follow and like us:

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Governor: Tropical Storm Harvey Bringing ‘Incredibly Heavy’ Rain to Southeast Texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott says his top priority is to “protect human life” as Tropical Storm Harvey targets the Houston area with what Abbott calls “incredibly heavy” ongoing rain. During a Sunday afternoon news conference, Abbott warned all residents to stay off the roads, saying they would be taking their lives into their own hands if… Please follow and like us:

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