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Hurricane Season

Episode 8: Hurricane Harvey

“Hurricane Season” is an eight-episode podcast that explores how major storms going back to 1900 greatly impacted Greater Houston people and policies

 

  • After Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast in August 2017, the storm stalled over Houston and dumped as much as 60 inches of rain on some parts of the region.
 (Photo Credit: Katie Hayes Luke for NPR)
    After Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast in August 2017, the storm stalled over Houston and dumped as much as 60 inches of rain on some parts of the region. (Photo Credit: Katie Hayes Luke for NPR)
  • An aerial view of the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of U.S. Air Force, Tech Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)
    An aerial view of the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of U.S. Air Force, Tech Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)
  • Jerry Arnold shared photos of Harvey's floodwaters surrounding his home August 31, 2017.  (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jerry Arnold)
    Jerry Arnold shared photos of Harvey's floodwaters surrounding his home August 31, 2017. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jerry Arnold)
  • Texas National Guard troops help rescue people from flooded homes in Houston during Hurricane Harvey. (Photo Credit: Texas Military Department)
    Texas National Guard troops help rescue people from flooded homes in Houston during Hurricane Harvey. (Photo Credit: Texas Military Department)
  • A photo from Arun Chaudhary, “Man in Camouflage Waders with Head in Hands,” from the Harvey Memories Project. (Photo Credit: Arun Chaudhary/Public Domain)
    A photo from Arun Chaudhary, “Man in Camouflage Waders with Head in Hands,” from the Harvey Memories Project. (Photo Credit: Arun Chaudhary/Public Domain)
  • A load of Harvey evacuees in the back of Chris Ginter’s monster truck in Houston on Aug. 29, 2017. Ginter volunteered to evacuate residents from their flooded neighborhood near Buffalo Bayou. 

 (Photo Credit:  Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune)
    A load of Harvey evacuees in the back of Chris Ginter’s monster truck in Houston on Aug. 29, 2017. Ginter volunteered to evacuate residents from their flooded neighborhood near Buffalo Bayou. (Photo Credit: Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune)
  • Neighbors on Houston Avenue put up a sign to warn drivers of high water during Harvey   (Photo Credit: Gail Delaughter )
    Neighbors on Houston Avenue put up a sign to warn drivers of high water during Harvey (Photo Credit: Gail Delaughter )
  • A United States flag hangs outside a flooded home in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, near the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs in Houston.  (Photo Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
    A United States flag hangs outside a flooded home in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, near the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs in Houston. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
  • Houston in August 2017 days after Hurricane Harvey hit. (Photo Credit: JORGE SANHUEZA-LYON / KUT NEWS)
    Houston in August 2017 days after Hurricane Harvey hit. (Photo Credit: JORGE SANHUEZA-LYON / KUT NEWS)

It’s been one year since Harvey hit Houston. Over the past few weeks, we've taken a look back at some of the biggest storms that have impacted Greater Houston...its development, policies, and people.

On the eighth and final episode of Hurricane Season, Andrew Schneider examines Harvey.

This episode uses the song In Pursuit of Silence by Daniel Birch (www.danielbirchmusic.com)

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew heads Houston Public Media's coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media's business reporter, covering the oil...

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