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In 2017, Hurricane Harvey cut through Texas. Then, Irma swept through Florida and Maria devastated Puerto Rico. The federal Disaster Distress Helpline saw a surge in calls and texts. Nothing topped that since — until now. (w/ @MotherJones )

@DrJJoyner  @david_osbornSolutions  to this aren't easy. But I found this study (linked to in piece) done after Hurricane Harvey to be v interesting. Discusses ways to minimize victim vulnerabilities in times of disaster going forward

Or perhaps this shock will be more like how Texas responded after Hurricane Harvey. There, the initial shock to initial jobless claims was also large, but it receded pretty quickly. If the U.S. follows this trajectory then the coronavirus recession will be relatively mild.

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From Spain: US educator says how the world is coping with COVID-19 reminds her of Houston during Hurricane Harvey >

During Hurricane Harvey people went out in bass boats and inflatable floats to rescue complete strangers. Trump made fun of them at his Houston rally.

2/ Revisit some of our reporting on the census: In March 2018, we looked at the potential challenges to counting Texans. Officials said Hurricane Harvey displacement, internet accessibility, and anti-immigrant rhetoric could all pose problems.

How Hurricane Harvey Prepared Houston for the Coronavirus

"I waded through floodwater in Houston after Hurricane Harvey, and traveled along the edge of conflict zones in the southern Philippines. But the last week taught me that reporting on this pandemic is unlike any of that."

The total is some three to four times what philanthropies chipped in to fight Ebola and help in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

The Labor Department said this is the highest weekly total since Sept. 2, 2017, following Hurricane Harvey.


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Kat Creech, a wedding planner in Houston, turned a postponed wedding into a volunteer opportunity for Hurricane Harvey victims. Thirty wedding guests became an organization of hundreds of volunteers. That’s a story from 2017.

Hurricane Harvey shattered homes and lives. Irma is just as dangerous. Americans lift each other up. Join us to help. #OneAmericaAppeal 

Hmm. Don’t see much denial of @NOAA  climate scientists who have predicted Hurricane Harvey’s devastating path into Texas.

Side by side satellite images compare the size of Hurricane Harvey to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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As we keep everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey in our thoughts, here’s how you can help:

Churches in Texas should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA Relief Funds for helping victims of Hurricane Harvey (just like others).

After witnessing first hand the horror & devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey,my heart goes out even more so to the great people of Texas!

WATCH: A man in Houston claims a hawk would not leave his taxi cab as Hurricane Harvey barreled toward Texas Friday morning.

See the emotional moment this Hurricane Harvey survivor, who lost everything, learned his dad survived the storm

Deshaun Watson gave his first game check to Texans employees who lost everything in Hurricane Harvey. There wasn't a dry eye in the house.