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Texas Flooding

After the Deluge: Texas and France Split on Climate Science

Elliott Negin | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

Texas and France have a number of things in common. They're roughly the same size. They were both republics. They have delectable, widely loved cuisines. And, just last week, both were battered by torrential rains and flooding turbocharged by human-made global warming.

Texas Deluged By As Much As 18 Inches Of Rain

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 04.19.2016 | Green

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Torrential rainfall totaling 18 inches pummeled Houston on Monday, causing floods that were believed responsible for five deaths a...

The Story Behind This Incredible Drone-Assisted Flood Rescue

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.10.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Record rainfall hit Texas over Memorial Day weekend, destroying homes and taking at least 23 lives -- but thanks to one man and his drone, Bill and Tr...

State of Disaster

Robert Reich | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Robert Reich

I don't begrudge Texas billions of dollars in disaster relief. But the flow of federal money poses a bit of awkwardness for the Lone Star State. After all, just over a month ago hundreds of Texans decided that a pending Navy Seal/Green Beret joint training exercise was really an excuse to take over the state and impose martial law.

More Flooding In Texas After Storms, Death Toll Rises

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2016 | Green

(Updates death toll, adds dateline, byline) By Lisa Maria Garza and Jim Forsyth DALLAS/SAN ANTONIO, May 30 (Reuters) - R...

Extreme Rainfall Becoming More Common, New Analysis Finds

Posted 05.28.2015 | Green

As floodwaters ravage Texas and Oklahoma, a new analysis finds that heavy downpours have increased dramatically since 1950. And scientists project tha...

New Flood Warning For Texas, Where Storms Have Killed At Least 16

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2016 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, May 28 (Reuters) - The National Weather Service issued a new flash flood watch on Thursday for large ...

Serious Injuries Reported After Tornado Hits Texas Drill Rig

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2016 | Green

(Adds details throughout) May 27 (Reuters) - At least three people were injured on Wednesday when a tornado hit a natural gas drilling...

Why Was The Flooding In Texas So Bad?

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

Heavy rainfall and flooding devastated parts of Texas over the Memorial Day weekend, destroying homes, forcing evacuations and killing at least a doze...

Texas Flooding Could Be A Preview Of Future Extreme Weather Events

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

Devastating and deadly storms have struck parts of Texas and Oklahoma in recent days, bringing record rainfall and widespread floods that have damaged...

Obama Promises Quick Federal Aid For Texas Areas Affected By Floods

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Tuesday to offer his condolences to those affected by deadly floods that tore through ...

Stunning Aerial Footage Reveals Extent Of Austin Flooding

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms slammed parts of central Texas over Memorial Day weekend, causing flash flooding and at least 11 deaths. Video co...

Houston Residents Capture Incredible Images Of Flooding In Texas

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender & Chris McGonigal | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has declared states of disaster in 24 Texas counties after tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding rocked a l...

'Absolutely Massive' Texas Flooding Leaves Motorists Stranded, People Missing

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

HOUSTON (AP) — Floodwaters kept rising Tuesday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hund...

'Tsunami-Type' Flooding Called Texas' Worst Ever

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green

(Adds dam gives way, forecast, Kansas rain, paragraphs 6-8) By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, May 25 (Reuters) - Texas Governo...

Texas Governor Greg Abbott: Deadly Flooding Is 'Absolutely Massive'

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, May 25 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday described the flash flooding that had killed at le...

Deadly Flooding Hits Texas, Oklahoma

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green

A firefighter was killed during severe flooding that hit Oklahoma Saturday night, local officials said, according to NBC News. Parts of Texas were als...

'We Don't Just Rescue Two-Legged Victims'

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 11.01.2013 | Green

The Austin Fire Department has been battling widespread flooding after a fall storm dumped up to 15 inches of rain over parts of central Texas. Crews ...