Tag: Hurricane Harvey

How do mega storms get named?

PARIS: First there was Harvey, which put much of Houston under water. Now Hurricane Irma is rampaging across the Caribbean and closing in on Miami. Meanwhile,...

Texas governor says Harvey damage could reach $180bn

Abbott, who is advocating for US government aid for his state’s recovery, said the damage would exceed that of Katrina, the storm that devastated New Orleans and surrounding areas in 2005, and Sandy, which overwhelmed New York city and the US Northeast in 2012.

US East Coast keeps wary eye on Irma, another powerful hurricane

For now, those fears are mostly speculative, as the Category 3 storm remains far out in the Atlantic.

Rescuers in Texas intensify efforts as Harvey moves inland

Nearly a week after the storm smashed into the US Gulf Coast as a Category Four hurricane, thousands of rescuers and civilians eager to help battled difficult conditions to reach victims of the unprecedented flooding.

Miley Cyrus to donate $500,000 to Hurricane Harvey victims

NEW YORK: Pop star Miley Cyrus on Thursday tearfully announced she was giving $500,000 to victims of Harvey, becoming the latest celebrity to donate...

Economic losses from Hurricane Harvey could total $70-90bn: RMS

Damage from Harvey could put it among the top five costliest storms ever in the United States, with failing dams and levees driving up loss forecasts

Harvey moves into Louisiana with at least 35 dead, 17 missing

The storm has forced 32,000 people into shelters since coming ashore on Friday as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in half a century.

Hurricane Harvey back ashore, hits Louisiana

The storm returned to land about eight kilometres west of Cameron with maximum sustained winds of 72 kph.

Beyonce pledges generous aid to help Hurricane Harvey victims

Beyonce, one of the most famous natives of Houston, has pledged generous but unspecified aid after the fourth most populous US city was ravaged...

Hurricane Harvey among top five costliest US storms

Damage from Hurricane Harvey could put it among the top five most costly US storms ever, with failing dams and levees driving up loss...

Besieged Houston braces for more flooding as Harvey lingers

The storm was the most powerful hurricane to strike Texas in more than 50 years when it came ashore on Friday near Corpus Christi, about 220 miles (354 km) south of Houston.

Houston floods spark chaos, much more rain to come

The National Hurricane Center called the flooding ‘unprecedented’ and said the storm, which crashed ashore late Friday as a huge Category 4 hurricane, would move into the Gulf before doubling back midweek, bringing even more rain.

Hurricanes and typhoons: cyclones by another name

No matter what they are called -- cyclones, hurricanes or typhoons -- the giant tropical storms that form in oceans near the Americas and...

Coldplay postpones Houston show due to Hurricane Harvey

British rock band Coldplay was forced to postpone a concert in Houston scheduled for Friday night as the most powerful hurricane in a dozen...

Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas

The arrival of the storm – which is packing sustained winds of 130 miles (215 kilometers) an hour – is the first major domestic challenge for US President Donald Trump.