Hurricane Harvey 2017


Hurricane Harvey yielded extensive damage across the Southern United States, especially Texas.


This study looks in detail at the Houston floods that resulted from Hurricane Harvey. Based on interviews with impacted households and businesses, and with people involved in risk reduction, response and recovery at the city, county and state level, the

American Red Cross Institute for Social and Environmental Transition - International Zurich Insurance Group Limited

While hurricanes occur naturally, human‐caused climate change is supercharging them and exacerbating the risk of major damage. Using ocean and atmosphere observations, this report demonstrates links between increased upper ocean heat content due to global

American Geophysical Union
New research has found that most Houston-area drowning deaths from Hurricane Harvey occurred outside the zones designated by government as being at higher risk of flooding: the 100- and 500-year floodplains. Drowning caused 80% of Harvey deaths, and the research showed that only 22% of fatalities in Harris County occurred within the 100-year floodplain.
European Geosciences Union
Hard-hit communities in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean are still rebuilding, following the devastation wrought by last fall's hurricanes. Researchers explore how disaster recovery strategies can create long-term opportunities to promote healthy communities.
Conversation Media Group, the
For senior financial executives at large U.S.-based companies with operations in Texas, Florida or Puerto Rico, last year’s hurricane season brought not only catastrophe to their communities, but a risk management wake-up call for 2018 and beyond. More than 2 out of 3 companies surveyed will make changes as a result.
FM Global
New research published in two studies shows that human-induced climate change increased the amount and intensity of Hurricane Harvey's rainfall. It confirms that heavy rainfall events are increasing across the U.S. Gulf Coast region because of human interference with the climate system.
American Geophysical Union