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Fallout of Texas winter blast
"Good evening. Thank you for joining us. The governor of sexist apologizing and promising answers after a deadly winter storm the deep freeze. Just the start of an ongoing nightmare for residents now. Struggling with shattered pipes in skyrocketing energy. Bill here's abc's tripled. I can't imagine what it's like for you to see it like this is terrible. I've never thinking house. This brianna bolden tells me she could smell the soap rotting wood from outside the front door of her grandmother's house before walking into this is pictures and the memories. They captured all underwater. And this is actually my big lama right here. This is all and that's the past those wife for half a century. Her grandparents filled this home with children and grandchildren home cooked meals. Tiny reminders of a family growing together is a lot of memories at this house. But now this house like so many in texas has been gutted. Helplessly flooded by first hypes last week's historic winter storm on your couch look. The damage is just a fraction of the devastation. in texas. that killed thirty. Two people will take months or years and billions of dollars to clean up. So how did it go so wrong so quickly. Texas has more than enough generating capacity to handle itself. It was just the state of affairs of that equipment and the state of affairs of the management of that equipment. The causes from texas is the only state in the continental us with an independent grid meaning. It does not connect to any other states power source. When that merciless winter weather hid in one of the warmest regions of the country. People crank up their heaters and the energy demand surged when that system shut down. There was nowhere to turn for power. There is no place for the texas grid to go there. Couple small lines extension cords to the east in the west. But that's not enough really to to pick up. A forty percent drop in texas generation and the result was more than three million texas residents in the dark and cold at one point leading many to take drastic measures for running dangerously low on one. So now what we've been doing. All day is actually coming outside getting snow putting it are pods and heaving on our propane grill. Then hypes began to freeze and burst shutting down water treatment plants across the state inning. Almost fifteen million texans would have to toil their water of four. It was safe to drink daily block water. We don't even have the electric reliability council of texas or bur. Kat had long been warned. Its infrastructure was vulnerable to freezing temperatures the state legislature held hearings on this exact issue in twenty eleven. The last time the state experienced major freeze there were numerous hearings hundreds of pages of recommendations but they were all made voluntarily. Nobody actually change the incentives so that the generators would have a financial reason food to weather. Is this week. Several urquhot born members resigned in the wake of this disaster today in virtual urquhot board of directors meeting. The chairwoman acknowledged the pain and suffering of texans her resignation effective after the meeting ended. All of our hearts go out to all of you with head to go without electricity. Heat water not attending and food during frigid temperatures and continue to face the tragic consequences in some cases. The loss of a loved one state leaders have promised an investigation into urquhot handling of the crisis and members of both parties and the governor of rowing to make sure texans are on the hook for those astronomical electric bills at a time when essential services were needed. The most the system broke. You deserve answers. You will get those answers but people brianna bolden are in need of far more immediate solutions. She's facing mounting hardships. Having recently lost her father and grandfather. It sounds like your grandmother doesn't have home insurance right now. She don't she couldn't afford it anymore. Every generation been through this. Is papa really worked hard for this. I'm sorry statewide. There is so much damage from burst. Pipes plumbers can't keep up see the water. We have another one right here. Everardo omega of a plumbing. In houston says he's crews have been working around the clock just as bad. I mean there's necas mad and they're receiving more calls than they can answer this heartbreaking the tell somebody. uk make we broke down here. Twenty five hours plummer andrew mitchell in his family driving all the way from new jersey with a car full of equipment in arts in short supply here for just going to see what we can do to help out texas residents and also converging in texas to help out the cajun navy civilian volunteers known for using their big trucks. Kamal boats for rescues during major storms like hurricane harvey in twenty seventeen. We talked with a lot of people around here who've been they were impacted by hurricane harvey. I dealing with this. A lot of people think that this is worse than a hurricane's coming in we have more. We know what's going to happen with this disaster. We did not know what was coming. Community was not prepared. No one knew what was coming riley at this is marin mckim. She spent the last decade doing aid work in africa. When disaster struck home she was one of the first on the front lines. The cajun navy has gotten quite good quickly setting up distribution sites like this one but with so many people impacted. What's perhaps most useful is their platform and their connections. Cajun navy crowd sources disasters and cajun navias known so once we find the need we start using the social media platform and we put the word out there and people want to help on this day. They're delivering to katy texas home to just over twenty thousand with some areas still under a boil. Water notice
Fresh "Hurricane Harvey" from WBZ Afternoon News
"England Washington's birthday sales event last all month long. It's 43 degrees gray sky over Boston at 3 24. And we go to the upside. Welcome to the upside with Jordan a dose of good news because it's a big world out there. And it was a frigid world in Texas the last week or so, so many people homeless without power without water, and Texans got together to help other Texans. Including Houston Furniture store owner Jim Mattress. Mak Mak ng Veil known for his crazy TV spots for his furniture store. In some commercials, he's actually wearing a mattress to make his point. Well, Mak ng Veil is now somewhat of a local hero because he did again what he did during Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Harvey and Tropical Storm Imelda. He opened up his furniture showroom to those. It's so hard by the deadly winter storm with beds and sofas to sleep on big screen TVs for entertainment and catered meal. For those in need from local restaurants. Jim Mattress Mak Mak ng Ville, maybe a little nutty, but we now know deep down. He's a man with a huge heart saving the lives of those in need. I buy a mattress from that guy, and that's the upside with Jordan WBZ Boston's news radio. 3 25. The search is intensifying in Nigeria for more than 300 girls kidnapped from their boarding school on Friday. That abduction happened just days after another group of students were kidnapped from their school and released early yesterday. Is ABC is Julian McFarland has been no claim of responsibility for this abduction, but kidnappings are on the rise in Nigeria. In the last 10 years, nearly $20 million has been paid out and ransom. Police say this is likely the work of criminal gangs..
Residents of Kentucky coal town fear return of devastating floods
"When hurricane harvey hit the gulf coast in two thousand seventeen leslie. Bledsoe was dismayed by what she saw on tv. So she and a group travel from harlan kentucky to texas to distribute supplies afterward. Blessed wanted to continue helping people in need so. She co founded a nonprofit called with love from harlan. Little dishing know her hometown with soon. Face its own disaster in february of twenty twenty floods and mudslides ravaged harlan county. After days of heavy rain in a trailer park. The water rose chest high one family. She had been homeless for many wakes. She had just moved into this trailer probably three weeks before the flooding happened. Bledsoe's nonprofit rush to provide cleaning supplies to victims and then we help them get furniture and clothing and things like that. Try to help them rebuild a year later residents fear disaster could strike again. Climate change is bringing more intense. Storms and mining is disturbed the land which can increase the risk of floods yet. Many in the flood plain cannot afford to move. They basically don't have a choice but to stay there.
6 board members resign from Texas power grid operator after millions lose power
"All six board members of the Texas power grid operator called ERCOT. Have resigned. The announcement follows outrage over more than four million customers losing their power during a deadly winter freeze last week and estimated three dozen people died in Texas. All of the board directors stepping down live outside of the state. The resignations are effective today. Tomorrow committees and both the Texas House and Senate will begin investigations into what caused millions of people to lose power during the crippling winter storm last week. And a state religious group is urging residents to participate in the proceedings, Roz Brown reports. Be more head with Texas Impact says those affected by the storm need to stop asking whose fault the crisis was and start asking how to prevent such failures in the future, she says, much like Hurricane Harvey State lawmakers had plenty of warning about extreme weather events but have repeatedly rejected opportunities to prepare. We've had seven major disaster declarations and Texas just since Harvey and sooner or later faith community and other responders have to say failure to plan on your power. Does not constitute an emergency on our part, Mayors in 16, Texas cities have sent a letter to the president and CEO of the Energy Reliability Council of Texas or ERCOT. The state's electric grid operator, demanding he cooperate with investigations into what left millions without power. Moorehead says it's easy to point the finger at her cot. But she wants voters to contact lawmakers with concerns since they're the ones who approved the policies that left homes and businesses vulnerable to the catastrophe. She says. Texans of Faith have been extremely generous and providing funds to their congregations during the pandemic, But many are still helping with the cleanup from Hurricane Harvey in the same communities hit again by the Winter storm. What happened in Texas last week is a systems problem, and it needs a system solution. Faith communities can be depended on for charity, but it takes government to reform major systems. Communities and family members of people who died in the outages have already filed lawsuits against her cot on Lee invited testimony will be allowed at Thursday's hearings, which began at 9 A.m.. But Texans will be allowed to submit written statements to the House Elektronik Lee through a portal during the meeting. As of Tuesday, the Senate had not provided information on how to
Fatal storm leaves Texans with damaged homes and huge electric bills
"Thank you so much. Going to turn now to the aftermath of those devastating storms that killed at least 55 people Across more than half a dozen states more than half died in Texas or a new crisis has emerged expensive electricity bills here. CBS is Janet Shamlan. Tonight. Texan stuck with sky high electric bills like Meggett O'Neill, a new mom experiencing sticker shock. I'm crying in bed going. I don't know what we're gonna do. She was using gritty for her electricity. Ah, variable rate company that charged her for $4500 last week. For five days of power. You knew, though, that the rates could go off. I did because they fluctuate every day, but some days it's 35 cents some days. It's 98 cents. I didn't think that it would be $1400 a day. I didn't even know that was possible. Anticipating a price spike. The company did encourage customers to switch providers. But for O'Neal and others, it was too late. I'm home alone with my two kids, and my ceiling just caved in in their bedroom. I don't know what to do A different nightmare for Tabatha Charlton. Her pipes burst while she was home with her seven year old twins. I thought Oh, God, not again. I can't do this together. Charlton's Houston area home also flooded during 20 seventeen's Hurricane Harvey. She just settled that claim with her insurance company 12 days ago, I can deal with the damage that could be fixed. Another 3.5 year battle with the insurance company. I don't have it in me. Repairing the damage will come at an enormous cost. But the human toll is far worse more than 50 deaths across the south, including 11 year old Christian Pineda, who died in his family's unheeded mobile home. Now his family is suing the state's electrical grid operator and their power company for
The Aftermath: Texans File Insurance Claims Following Winter Storm
"Story this hour the fall out. Us bigger than fallout. After our deep freeze. It's just beginning now Power back on for the most part, boiled water notices being lifted, including the one in Houston. The death toll, though across the state and clear we do know it's going to go up the family of an 11 year old boy in Conroe suing ERCOT. And the utility companies for $100 million What's interesting about this whole ordeal is what these power providers and Ercot knew long before. Many of us knew it That is that they did not have the capacity. They knew they didn't have the capacity. They knew that their that they had not winterized their sources of power. That is their attorney, Tony Busby, on our TV partner Channel to Governor Greg Abbott says the PUC has issued a moratorium now on customer disconnections, and they're stopping energy companies from issuing So suddenly zoomed to the top of the crop. Top of the heap high power bills that you've been hearing about Attorney General Ken Paxton issuing see ideas as investigative demands to work hot while the Texas Legislature starts its investigation this week, grocery stores slowly getting back to normal, but there are a lot of items that they just haven't been able to restock yet. Many of the local school district still close. Some, like H I s d won't be open tomorrow, either. The complete list to ktrh dot com. Meantime, we could have some of the largest number of insurance claims in Texas history because of all this Insurance companies are already slammed with thousands of claims by Texans with water damage. But unlike a hurricane or a tornado, the winter storms were statewide disaster, So the total number of claims may end up in the hundreds of thousands pipes are still falling. Right now they're frozen and one space all out, then that water damage will start surfacing first. Secondly, you still have a lot of people that don't have Internet cell service and power. Camille Garcia with the Insurance Council of Texas says it's too soon to estimate a total dollar amount. But As a comparison, Hurricane Harvey resulted in a $19 billion loss for insurance companies. Why gold speed this radio 7 40 ktrh
Texas Agency Launches Investigation Into Outages That Left Millions Without Power
"Demanding answers from ERCOT, the private agency responsible for running the Texas power grid, which is independent from the rest of the country and not subject to federal regulation. I'm taking responsibility. For the current status of ERCOT again I find was happened unacceptable. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered an emergency investigation into what went wrong and how to prevent it from happening again. All of Texas is 254 counties have been impacted. The storm is already expected to be more costly than Hurricane Harvey's 19 billion Worth of insurance claims. Chris Casey Stegall reporting from Dallas, Casey, Thanks for that. The deep freeze
Houston boil water notice lifted, but many still in crisis
"Once again coming out of the spigot for most folks in Texas, however, some 14 million people are still without safe water to drink. Most of them must boil their water about 156,000 still don't have water. The president has already declared it a disaster because of the snowstorm and famous help has kicked in. Today. Texas Republican Michael McCall was on the CNN program state of the union. The congressman says he's grateful for all the help they've received. We estimate this maybe is high is is the emergency relief during Hurricane Harvey to put in perspective? And correspondent David Goes. Allah spoke with folks that of water distribution center in Houston. Well, water has been restored in people's homes. The city remains under a boil. Notice until we come out of it. There's going to be tremendous need to provide people with drinking water. Water distribution sites like this one continue to draw Thousands marriage, Sylvester Turner says the city's water system is back up and running. So you should be seeing a noticeable improvement in your water pressure, but he's asking residents to do their part to conserve.
Power comes back for most in Texas, but other problems pile up
"Are still dealing with the fallout of a historic winter storm. And now it seems. The power crisis has turned into a water crisis. First of all power is finally back on for most texans although there are still a couple hundred thousand people in the dark without heat but now there's another more widespread problem more than fourteen million. Texans are without safe drinking water. That's about half the population of the second largest state in the us over the past few days pipes and water mains cracked wells frozen water treatment. Plants were knocked offline even some hospitals. Now don't have safe water around the state. The water issues vary in some places. There's no water flowing at all in others. People are being told to boil their water before using it and elsewhere. Water is flowing but it's considered dangerous no matter what the good news is. Texas is finally expected to warm up this weekend which should hopefully give crews time to fix the problems. It won't be cheap though home. Business and auto insurance claims are still rolling in and now insurance industry officials warn. This could be the costliest weather event in texas history. Yep even more expensive than hurricane harvey which brought in nineteen billion dollars in insurance claims back in two thousand seventeen and by the way state politics stayed pretty tense during all of this we people debating who carries at least some blame and now senator. Ted cruz has also been facing a lot of backlash for taking his family to cancun mexico while his home state of texas deals with this crisis both democrat and republican leaders have said he abandoned the people who voted for him but crews says he was just trying to be a good dad taking his kids on a trip while schools canceled. He was scheduled to stay in mexico through the weekend but he did decide to return to texas yesterday instead. He's now calling the whole trip quote. Obviously a mistake.
Winter Storm Will Be ‘Largest Insurance Claim Event In History’ Says Insurance Council Of Texas
"Has made water and food hard to find in some places just added misery amid the power outages in sub freezing temperatures, Utility officials say the number of outages in Texas has dropped below half a million customers. But CBS is Ellen's Kaya says It's a costly disaster still unfolding insurance adjusters. They're still tallying damage, but the insurance Council of Texas is Camille Garcia says People have already filed hundreds of thousands of clay. Names. We haven't seen anything like this. Before where one large event hits the entire state. The council does not have a damage estimate. Yet because Garcia's has pipes will keep bursting for several more weeks, She says. This storm may prompt even more damage claims than Hurricane Harvey, which led to 763,000 insurance claims totaling $19 billion in Texas in 2017, and questions continue to mount about whether they're caught the utility overseeing the Texas power grid was ready for the storm.
Harris County judge compares Texas Winter storm to Hurricane Harvey as power grid problems continue in Houston area
"Grid problems continue in Texas Million's or struggling to stay warm. They're now dealing with food and water shortages. CBS news correspondent Janet Shamley in is in Houston. Crisis in Texas millions in the dark with no heat for a third day, lines of misery for food and gas, and now millions without running water, frozen pipes bursting flooding homes on this winter apocalypse icicles inside a Dallas apartment building. Get a little crazy. I mean, I think we did our best to prepare. Stephen Lord Dandridge had been living in the dark for most of the past three days with their year old son, Bobby. No power to their fridge, but it's so cold. They're storing food in the garage. When the sun goes down, you know it's it's You can't keep open flames going. You've got to turn the stove off. Almost three million Texans are still without power. Ah, boil water order for all of Houston and dozens of other cities. But in hard hit areas, there is no water to boil. The taps are dry. More than half of the state's 254 counties experiencing water problems. Harris County Judge Lena had ago compares it to 2017 Hurricane Harvey. This is very different from Harvey. But the scope of the impact is absolutely equivalent and it's something that is impacting not just the millions of people here in Harris County, but all throughout Texas, desperate to stay warm. Hundreds have been taken to hospitals with carbon monoxide poisoning, burning a grill inside or keeping a car running in a garage.
More than 3.4 million Texas customers without power as extreme cold throttles electrical system
"Of customers are still awaiting powers that state battle sub freezing temperatures some tax and suffered through a second straight night without heat and sub freezing temps. CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca says the challenges of running a statewide state run grid are coming home to roost. The governor here in Texas actually called this storm. The winter version of Hurricane Harvey and one of the issues is that Texas is the on Lee State in the lower 48 that has its own grid. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is responding to charges by liberals that fossil fuels are to blame for the outages, while conservative media outlets which are blaming the are blaming the outages on renewable energy sources, ERCOT says failures and natural gas, coal and nuclear energy systems are responsible for nearly twice as many outages as frozen wind turbines and solar panels. With millions of Texas residents still without power. This is an issue that's not going away. Stay with us here on Double
Families reach out for help from Houston Food Bank for the first time ever during 2020 coronavirus pandemic
"But lots of people out of work because of the pandemic the houston food bank says more families in ever asking for help. Katie watkins says a food bank is now giving out about eight hundred thousand pounds of food on a daily basis. The houston food bank says it gave out nearly twenty one million pounds of food during the month of october. That's up from about fourteen million pounds during october of last year ceo. Brian greene says daily. Demand has gone down since the pandemic. I hit march but it still remains higher than anything. They've experienced before including during hurricane harvey or impacting directly about fifteen percent of households and that impact tending the have for most of those households fairly short timeframe of very strong eight williams a smaller number. That had very long term impacts so the sustainability of guests problem has been also straightened. Green says state and federal programs have helped supply food but he worries what will happen in twenty twenty one after those programs are slated end.
Climate change puts hundreds of Superfund sites at risk
"Hundreds of toxic superfund sites are vulnerable to extreme weather. I'M NPR chief meteorologist Paul Kutner here with climate cast. Hurricane, Harvey Dump Forty five to sixty inches of rain on the Houston area in two thousand seventeen the extreme floodwaters inundated more than one hundred and fifty thousand homes. They also breached toxic superfund site washing deadly chemicals down. In concentrations more than two thousand times. The EPA required cleanup level according to inside climate news. Just. How many of these superfund sites are risk and exposed to these extreme weather events? Frank Coal Ash is the climate director at the Minnesota Pollution? Control Agency. Frank Welcome to climate cast. Hi, Paul Thank you for having me on today the Government Accountability Office reported last year that nine hundred, forty, five superfund sites across the US are vulnerable to hurricanes flooding, sea level rise increased precipitation or wildfires. I see fourteen of those are in Minnesota. What is it about the location of these toxic sites that makes them does too extreme weather events. What we know with a changing climate in Minnesota is that we are seeing heavier rainfall which presents a risk for flooding at some of these sites and the impacts to both surface waters near the sites and potentially groundwater near these sites which we are. Managing and controlling for the toxic chemicals that have been found there. So it's really within Minnesota and the way that our climate is changing is looking at how that precipitation regime is changing, and we've seen that in the mid West here in Nebraska in twenty eighteen, there was a superfund site there that was impacted by the massive flooding. It didn't leach any toxins, but I'm wondering has Minnesota seen any close calls like that? I'm not aware of any close calls that we've seen regarding specific flooding events in Minnesota but certainly, that risk exists anytime that we are seeing a changing climate like we have in that, we're trying to manage sites that have these toxic chemicals on them from past pollution events that we're trying to maintain keep people protected from especially our most vulnerable populations, and we know that one of the biggest climate changes were observing recording in Minnesota are these mega rainfall events these six to eight plus in Sch- rainfall events how is that being incorporated into your? Planning for these sites yes, and that is the kind of work that we're just really getting started with looking at our ability to understand what's going to happen with a rainfall like that and and is the water going to go and where are we at risk for a significant floods? How will that rainfall interact with any of the protective coverings or protections that have been built around the superfund sites and how that may impact the contaminants as they they are moving on the site, and hopefully we're able to keep them from moving away from her saying. Frank superfund sites were talking about clean up. After the fact, I'm curious how climate change can be taken into account before potentially hazardous developments break ground. Yes, and that is an area that we're particularly looking at right now we are providing funding to cities to be able to do climate resiliency and adaptation plans to be able to identify how the rainfall and precipitation flooding events are going to impact not just contamination contaminated sites but the infrastructure that we rely upon many people are concerned about potential pollution from mining projects in northern. MINNESOTA, in sensitive areas like the boundary waters, how can we be sure future extreme rainfall events won't breach containment of those proposed sites. We we continue to look at the best science and the best research about how we can we predict what these large rainfall events are going to look like, and then build that into the planning processes our permitting processes, frank coal, ash climate director for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Thanks so much. Thank you.
Judge tosses case over chemical plant fire during Harvey
"Not guilty verdicts are being issued in the trial of a chemical company and plant manager over across the fire after Hurricane Harvey, a judge ruled today. Harris County prosecutors did not explain what laws were broken by our comma. And the plant manager back in 2017. They were accused of reckless emission charges, with prosecutors saying Arkema should have known to move dangerous chemicals from their Crosby plant before Harvey hit
Judge Tosses Case Over Houston Area Chemical Plant Fire During Harvey
"Not guilty. Verdicts are being issued in the trial of a chemical company and plant manager over Southeast Texas fire after Hurricane Harvey, a judge ruled today. Harris County prosecutors did not explain what laws were broken by our chemin Leslie, calm Adele in 2017. They were accused of reckless emission charges, with prosecutors, saying the company should have known to move dangerous chemicals from their Crosby plant Before Harvey hit
Fueled By Climate Change, Hurricanes Are Causing Industrial Accidents. Who's Liable?
"So, you just got back from the Gulf coast where you were covering Hurricane Laura. How was your trip? The, hurricane damage was really bad. You know a lot of people down there have lost their homes, which is hard to see. Yeah and just to remind everybody Laura was the one that hit the Texas Louisiana border in August. This storm is clearly roaring. You're reaching that critical moment here. This now joins an elite group. It's in the top ten, a small elite group of the most dangerous hurricanes to ever make landfall into the US residents along the Gulf coast are bracing for potential devastation, Hurricane Lara and that area is so flat. It is so full of petrochemical facilities to their these refineries, a lot of new natural gas infrastructure, their chemical plants that manufacture all sorts of things like plastics and solvents actually even the raw materials for p. p. e., a lot of them are manufactured. Rubber gloves and surgical masks. So so what happened when the hurricane of hit all of that a lot of them shut down and when petrochemical facilities shutdown they usually release a lot of pollution right stuff that can't safely sit in pipes. So it has to be released or burn and preliminary estimates just in Texas showed that more than four million extra pounds of pollution were released. That was actually before the storm even made landfall. But the reason I wanted to talk to you is because one chemical plant caught fire because of the storm that is a look at I ten, which has now been shut down as these plumes of smoke emerged about an hour ago. The governor now is confirming this as a chemical fire has made an emergency crews responded to the inferno at via lab in Lake Charles which manufacturers pull supplies. Okay. So we've we've talked about this on the show before it didn't chemical plant in Texas catch fire after another hurricane Hurricane Harvey. Ago Yes and we talked about it on this very podcast because that fire in Texas started this totally new kind of legal battle, a climate change criminal lawsuit, and I have to say so far there is no indication that this most recent fire will lead to similar litigation but with this really active hurricane season that we're having in the super hot water in the Gulf of Mexico hoping spawn these strong. Storms head right for America's petrochemical centers I thought it might be a good moment to revisit that story and the questions that raises. So this episode, we're going to hear that story. It's a story that asks this question can companies and the people who work for them be held responsible, even sent to prison for failing to adequately prepare for climate change, you're listening to shortwave the daily science podcast from NPR. Okay Becky, take us back to the beginning of this story. So it's a story that happened in twenty seventeen at a chemical plant near Houston Texas, and it's when this major hurricane struck. We are coming on the air for breaking news. This is Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Harvey barreling into the Texas coastline as a category four storm with one hundred and thirty mile an hour winds. It's yeah, I remember. Hervey was kind of unique because it made landfall and then it just kind of stopped and sat on top of Texas, just dumping and Dumping Rain. Some places got as much as sixty inches of rain. There was a lot of flooding obviously, our primary layer of protection was our power supply. When the storm hit we lost our primary power. You're hearing a guy who is a division president at one of those petrochemical companies that was overwhelmed by the flooding. His name is Richard. Rendered the company he helped run it's called Arkham. We brought in emergency generators to provide backup power. So what he's describing his in the aftermath of the storm, those generators were compromised. There's this intense effort to keep the power on at the Arkansas plant outside Houston. The plant is near a major highway. It's in a relatively residential area. So why were they fighting so hard to keep the power on basically because the plant was full of chemicals that have to be refrigerated Otherwise they catch fire. We do have that breaking news that we've been bringing you throughout the five o'clock hour this brand new explosion and a fire burning. As we speak the Arkham plant in Crosby, you can see that plume of black smoke billowing into the air. In fact, you can see it for miles and miles away. So they make organic peroxides which are. Volatile Chemicals, they're used to manufacture plastics and other stuff and organic rock sides are pretty hazardous because they can catch fire if they get warm right and they don't even need a spark, right. So organic peroxides contain both fuel and oxygen and when they become unstable, they heat up on their own and catch fire. Yeah. I can really hear that PhD coming through. So the Arima plant, it had a lot of refrigerated warehouses and buildings to keep these chemicals cold, and they also have a bunch of refrigerated trailers outside those warehouses. Okay. So talk me through it. What happened that resulted in the accident so harvey was stalled over the Houston area, just dumping rain for days and the refrigerated warehouses, the buildings they were flooding as the warehouses flooded. The employees were using forklifts to move containers of these chemicals from one refrigerated warehouse to another to try to keep them dry and cool, and the water just kept getting higher and higher and the electrical generators for the buildings started. Flood that's not good and then the forklift flooded. Okay. So would you do when you're forklift floods? So according to the US chemical, Safety Board investigation employees at the plant started carrying individual jugs of these highly flammable liquids in the dark my chest high water while it was still raining to get it to the refrigerated trailers we talked about because only the trailer still had power. Yeah. I read this report and it was terrifying like I can't imagine being one of those people still there as they're in like deep water trying to move these chemicals at one point, one of the trailer started to turn over. On their side. It was really like super scary. Yeah and you might be able to guess what happens next the trailers flooded they weren't refrigerated anymore the chemicals got warmer and warmer until they caught fire. So did people get hurt when the fire started in the plant? Well, the plant had been evacuated. So the employees were okay that we know of but there were some first responders who say they were injured while they were patrolling the area that had been evacuated specifically that there is and respiratory tracts were urinated by air contamination and there were some people who live nearby who also say they were injured. By the smoke and the ash from the fires. So we knew the chemicals themselves can be toxic was the smoke from them toxic as well. That's a good question. So when the chemicals burned, they actually just turned into carbon dioxide and water, but I talked to multiple organic chemists and they explained that the problem is actually the containers that were being burned a chemist at Bryn Mawr. College Name Michelle Francis explained it this way everything from the labels on things to whatever plastic or metal that the containers are made out of all that stuff is GonNa absorb other chemicals that didn't burn entirely. So the ashes nasty. The ashes nasty so that ash is made up of container junk and chemicals that didn't totally burn. That's the stuff that potentially could have harmed the first responders and the people close by and it's not something you ideally want in the air or water right so much. So that in two thousand, eighteen, the district attorney's Office for Harris County Texas announced criminal charges against the plant manager who was actually one of the people carrying those chemicals through the water. And Armas North American CEO, and later they also filed charges against a third person and executive at the company which was really surprising to a lot of people because in general, the criminal courts aren't used to punish companies in their employees for polluting the air and water especially when it happens during big storms and I went down to Houston interviewed the district attorney about it. Her name is Kim Og-. The. Charges are environmental. They are reckless emission of an air contaminant and endangerment of persons. Reckless emissions of an air contaminant feels like a bunch of words that be polluting lawyers like. Big Words. So why did she say she was filing these charges you mentioned that there were a lot of petrochemical plants around Houston that flooded and leak stuff during Hurricane Harvey is there something about these fires that was worse? Yeah I asked her that and one argument she made is that the fires happened because people at Arkham ignored the risk of flooding like they should have known that their plant could flood like that and prepared better. For example, the plant is in a flood plain and even though Harvey dumped more rain than any US storm on record the argument the county is making. Is that there were signs that flood risk was increasing before harvey because of Climate Change we've had new normal in Houston. We've had three five hundred year floods in just a short period of time, and it's true that flooding is getting more frequent and severe in. Houston as it is in many parts of the country and something climate models have been predicting for a long time that extreme rain will get more likely as earth hotter including rain from hurricanes. So in this case, the county is basically arguing that the company had a responsibility to recognize that flood risk was increasing and do. More to keep their chemicals from catching fire. So obviously, the company doesn't agree or they wouldn't be in the middle of a trial right now what is the company say? So after the indictments for announced, I interviewed two of the layers representing Komo and its employees. One of them is pretty well known in Houston been working for a really long time. His name is Rusty Harden Arkham did everything they were supposed to do here hardened says the company followed all the regulations it's required to follow. He seemed pretty galled that employees were facing criminal charges trying to find scapegoats and calling individuals felons. Are you kidding me this is outrageous. It's morally legally ethically wrong and the point he made is that if the current regulations for chemical companies in flood prone areas aren't enough. Then the regulations should be changed by legislatures not by courts and especially he argues by criminal courts sometimes bad things happen that there's no crime. There's no responsibility is not anyone's fault we need to look forward to. The future and make sure that we are prepared for these kinds of things if this is going to be the new norm in many think it is. Okay. So becky, like what is at stake in this trial if the county wins and the company loses will that change how we think about climate change in the law it could actually yeah, I talked to this Guy David Omen he's. A law professor at the University of Michigan, and one thing he said that I think is really interesting is that environmental laws and regulations are generally based on this underlying assumption that the future will look like the past today. Already, we expect companies to be prepared to handle what I might call ordinary rainfall. What climate change is going to do among other things is change our definition of what is ordinary rainfall. Another way to understand it in a legal context is that you can be held accountable and punished. If you don't prepare for something, you should have seen coming. It's the idea of foreseeability so. Like if you know that climate change is happening, does that mean it's foreseeable and you should prepare for it yet that's the big question exactly and how foreseeable extreme weather is hinges in part on how businesses inform themselves about the climate science that's available to them, right? Yeah. Like I talked to an environmental lawyer at the Conservation Law Foundation Alina Mehalle that foreseeability isn't just a question of did you personally know that this could happen but it's really what kind of maps were available to you. What kind of experts did you hire to inform yourself about this decision? What kind of modeling
'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Laura slams into Louisiana as Category 4
"John Bell, Edwards says Hurricane Laura left a path of destruction along the U. S Gulf Coast or has since week into a tropical storm but slammed into southern Louisiana is a powerful Category four hurricane really today with sustained winds of 150 MPH, NPR's Rebecca Herschel reports. It's the third storm since 2017 to hit land with such Catastrophic power. Hurricane Laura got its power from the hot water in the Gulf of Mexico. The water on the surface of the Gulf is about 4 F warmer than the historical average. Climate. Scientists say that was enough to help Laura intensify really quickly in 24 hours before the storm hit the coast. It's maximum wind speeds nearly doubled. That's similar to what happened to Hurricane Harvey in 2017 before it hit the Texas Coast and Hurricane Michael in 2018 when it hit the Florida Panhandle. Climate change is causing sea surface temperatures around the world to rise. Which makes dangerous storms. More common. Rebecca Hirscher NPR news while winded
Hurricane Season Will Be Above Average, NOAA Warns
"Hurricane season is coming and federal forecasters are predicting that there will be between six and ten hurricanes in the Atlantic this year. That's above average Jerry. Bell is the lead Hurricane Forecaster at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. The Twenty Twenty Atlantic. Hurricane season is expected to be busy one. Npr's Rebecca Hersher reports. If the forecast turns out to be correct. This will be the fifth year in a row with above average hurricane activity in the Atlantic. That's the most consecutive years ever recorded bell says we're expecting yet another above normal season and now is the time to make sure that you're getting prepared. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is asking state and local governments to consider issuing evacuation orders earlier than they would have in the past in order to give people more time to safely leave their homes while maintaining as much social distance as possible. Carlos CASTILLO OF FEMA says Americans in hurricane prone areas should also pack different supplies than they would have be prepared to take cleaning items with you like so panna tiger disinfecting wipes or general household cleaning supplies to disinfect surfaces. You may touch regularly. Fema is also urging people to stay with family or friends or in hotels rather than in shelters if they can forecaster Jerry. Bell says the main reason for the large number of storms in the forecast is phenomenon called the Atlantic multi. Takeo Oscillation basically the wind temperatures in the Atlantic have been really good for making strong hurricanes since about nineteen ninety five that will probably change in the next few years as normal climate fluctuations happen that's separate from manmade climate change but climate change is making the storms that do form more damaging for one thing bell says sea levels are rising sea levels mean more storm on Dacian as a hurricanes approaching and warmer air and water mean that hurricanes are more likely to drop catastrophic amounts of rain. When they make landfall think hurricane harvey in two thousand Seventeen or Hurricane Florence in twenty eighteen and he says rain and storm surge affect more people than they used to our coastlines. Were built up tremendously over the last several decades so that there's potentially many more millions of people in harm's way every time a hurricane threat together normal climate variability plus the effects of human caused climate change plus the pandemic add up to a potentially deadly summer and fall hurricane season officially begins on June first and runs until November first Rebecca Hersher NPR needs.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on 1A
"We rely on government to do the things we cannot do for ourselves, especially when disaster strikes. A monster named Harvey is creeping up on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Hurricane Harvey barreling into the Texas coastline as a category. Four storm with one hundred and thirty mile an hour winds. Houston is a city in crisis. Millions waking up to a scene of epic flooding people trapped in their flooded out homes. They are fleeing to their addicts taking social media begging for a rescue wars, Ohio boat. You're going on top of cars shelters or overflowing with vacuoles. This storm in Houston has produced the single largest rainfall amount from a single storm that has ever been recorded in the continental United States in August, twenty seventeen hurricane Harvey devastated. This region and killed sixty eight people adjusted for inflation. It is the second costliest hurricane on record just behind hurricane. Katrina, no wonder so much money was set aside for recovery. But a recent report from the government accountability office. That's the investigative arm of congress shows that billions of dollars for 2017 major hurricanes. Have barely been spent that includes money for hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, by the way, according to the GAO the federal government set aside five billion dollars for Texas in two thousand seventeen but this state has only used about eighteen million of that mostly due to bureaucratic red tape disaster aid has the potential to affect every American including those in the mid west now recovering from historic flooding. How well is government working for us? What's gone, right and wrong in Houston? And how does that change the politics of people in the disastrous own joining us here at Houston public media is it's politics and government reporter, Andrew Schneider. Andrew welcome to one A. Thanks for having me. Andrew Schneider house Houston doing right now in terms of recovering leave fly. Into the city or you take time take time to go through downtown. And you would think that nothing serious it happened here. But then.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KSRO
"Like we saw with hurricane Harvey that parked itself over Houston last year and just sat there and kept dumping rain and more rain and more and more and more rain to where Houston was one big flood. They're talking about the fact that this has that same potential to hit the the the coastline and just park over North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. So yesterday, we got a call from our friend Ray. Where's he he's in southern Virginia? Yeah. And so I was watching the Washington Post today said what will hurricane Florence mean for Washington DC, and what they're talking about is. Yeah, we've had a lot of heat this summer, but we've also had for the east coast, the Atlantic seaboard in the northeast we've had a lot of rain this year, very rainy summer lottery rain, and a lot of heat what they're pointing out is that the city of Washington DC and the surrounding in Virginia and Maryland that it's waterlogged in the last thing, they need is more water, and that because of all the water that they've already got the flooding rains and the winds will be strong enough to bring down trees. Because of the fact their roots are in soggy land. So I'm this is talking about Washington DC. So I don't know where you're going to go. But. The soils are saturated the rivers are high. The streams are full if not overflowing. And they're expecting massive amounts of rain. On top of the wet ground at the already have. So. This is going to get back into the hoarding, but I just said right now. Are you getting prepared? What do you do? And then I've got the shocking story about how hurricane Florence is threatening thanksgiving turkeys. I mean, I'm serious. Short break. We'll be right back. Don't.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Your podcasts. This is on point. I'm magnetic Roberti. We are talking about Houston year after hurricane Harvey and lessons that this major American city has for the rest of us for the rest of the country about what is really going to take to be climate resilient. We're joined today by Jim Blackburn. He is a professor of environmental law in civil and environmental engineering racing versity. He's also director of the severe storm prevention, education and evacuation from disaster center a little earlier in the show. We were talking about a recent two and a half billion dollar bond that voters in Harris County passed. Overwhelmingly on Saturday, it may be a tenth of what Houston really needs to be climate resilient. But here's Harris County. Judge Ed, Emmett, speak. Into a crowd on the day of the special election. He's a Republican again, heads, Harris County government. He campaigned with democratic Houston, mayor, silver, Sylvester Turner in favor of the bond. After all those days of rain. I think everybody in this room and everybody throughout the county except for maybe a couple of karma Jains that are out there. All said, we can't let this happen again. We've got to do something and we've got to change the bond did pass overwhelmingly. But as we said, it might be a tenth of what Houston really needs now NPR reported today about how many of the hazardous waste sites that flooded during Harvey are still there and still an issue. So this really speaks to the myriad types of concerns that he Stony and still face a year after Harvey. So people can't fish where they used to, and water pollution could be still contaminating parts of Houston. Here's Scott Jones with the Galveston bay foundation. We're still looking at the very least at three and a half years before this waste remove best case scenario. And I worry every summer because if we get a hurricane with really high wind speeds, you can basically think of that as being continental washing machine agitator. We've got to get the stuff out, gotta get that stuff out, but whether or not they can and how it will be done is still an outstanding question. Jim Blackburn, I want to ask. If you briefly about sort of other plans at Houston or advocates in and around Houston are thinking of, we talked about the bond Bill which is going to hopefully do things like a widening by us and channels excavating storm water detention basins buying back a homes in flood prone areas. Again, that's two and a half billion dollars, but I'm also seeing here that there's a group called Houston stronger or a plan called Houston, stronger, eight, Houston area, counties that want to build two new reservoirs entirely and fund.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on Pet Life Radio
"With you know I. Think about, the hurricane hurricane Harvey I, mean those images of the, people the flooding houses, just disaster and, then you know, obviously the, animals the dogs cats you know there was, pigs that were rescued a really really, difficult time for, so many people and you know just getting out alive and safe with your family and then your pets and. They are, part of the family it's it's it's something it's unimaginable, I don't know how the strength but the, people that helped and came out you. Saw the best. In humanity really you really did and of course you don't want to see these pictures. Of people in boats and everything but what if there's, anything that comes out of this it's a the most incredible. People. That, went out. And helped yes And also it's the pictures of people getting, rescued and then carrying their animals carrying their animals and rescuing their animals and the humane society, of the, United States along with very with many. Different organizations, were at hurricane Harvey and, helping out and they got, me thinking about disaster, preparedness and I, think one of, the things, is I work with some of the guys, that one of the things that they, say is no, matter what the specifics of your plan are your disaster preparedness plan if you're told to evacuate do so immediately. And take, your animals because if it's not safe for you it's, not safe for them take your animals so, the people who had to evacuate he. Did take their. Animals it was good to see that you know those important family members unfortunately I know. That there were some animals that were tied out and, chained up there they're not gonna make they didn't make it. So In have a plan. You might think it never would happen to. You But things can change very quickly So have a plan in place not, just for yourself and your. Kids but, also for your pets you, know in, a lot of places you know they set up shelters and some, of them are just for people which for safety and for many, reasons we're set up like that but there's also places that will accept animals or they have shelters that. Say will be open to, operate animal, off, here, go gets you know go. Go take your family to safety we'll take care of your animal will reunite you afterwards and part of the. Preparedness when, it comes, to, pets I mean we know hey let's, find an evacuation route for us Let's take our valuables let's make a plan we would? Where would we drive to where? We'll, be kind of like, when you, were younger and they fire. In the house what do you do you. Train kids what do you. Do when there's a fire you, stop you get to, the bottom you get, downstairs, you, get low, you take a wet towel you need to. Have a plan for the animal? To if you have an? Animal that's part of responsibility you would, plan to keep your child safe hopefully would plan to keep your animals saves so maybe what, you do is call around and say hey if there's a disaster, your shelter would you find a shelter out of town or rescue could, we bring them to you. Fortunately for, hurricanes are unfortunately you know, you do, get prep time it's not like a house fire or something that's, an immediate disaster earthquake you have no preparation time for but something, like this maybe if you know okay look we see we see a hurricane could becoming this way where. Do we take our animals, do we, get, out, now do we find a. Shelter and say can you please keep them or put them in a place pay for boarding if you can. You know, that's far, away, for a week or two in preparation For. This where you can know that they're safe yeah there's a whole thing list of things that you should. Prepare for and you should do in preparation. And some of these are considered packing the. Following so you have that sort of emergency.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown
"I genuinely and I mean this over Erica Jane, I would wanna be friends with our dissolve. Seemed fun as finance, hell, and you'd constantly. I gotta watch my back. Terrified, but then you'd be like, just Zell you did it again, everything she says makes me die. She so devious, but you cops to it. She's fun and gorgeous figures. No one actually drugs, her vegan, everybody's business because she knows some much about what other people's house ones are doing this. You know, her husband was like impregnating his congregation, but she has that fun hypocritical thing in a housewife. I mean, when she was she invited everyone over to hear her book. All she did was read the back cover, collect the description of chief one twelve pack of water. To the hurricane relies. I mentioning the hurricane Harvey charity and fighting like hurricane Harvey charity. You only brought this. Let's not bring hurricane Harvey victims back into this noise like remembered hurricane Harvey is though it's like a the founders by now charm now. Okay. At one point they said this nice woman's like giving them they are perfume. Yeah, giving them candles, and I feel like she was very generous air and then two of them in like smell one of the candles that's most like pussy. Like like that's French for pussy. It was like. I said, I have been drinking. So rude. And that was just like standing there guys. There is one house if I hate, which is Candice to hate candy kid be as her name. You'll see a n d. a. c. Kansas. I truly hate her. I hate both of those husband. Of course. I mean, I feel like Candice hates her husband to, although she goes, she calls him a rodent, oh, and then she says, look, it's just hardy notes. Hard to be here. We're just it's hard to be separated by a body of water. Potty of water from that piece of the worse? Yes, it is hard to be separated as your husband is from his children..
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
"Anyway down four that these guys four dudes in front of us but there are all around us they start the chant let's go astros let's go let's go astros go and it's i do what the fuck you deal with your up hit the cheer team on like that for up you know we're all fields shitty you know it what the fuck you rubber lynn for so janas he starts getting married new york comes out his new york comes out is it these fucking guys and make me angry let's go astros usko garnish look these mother fuck what the fuck let's go astros let's go what the fuck as they do in bed here we go astros here we go janos fuck and hurricane harvey hurricane hurricane harvey hurricane now that was the right chant actually there was let's go astros that's it that's the one let's go astros that's go astros that's at hurricane harvey it's better route bilic jesus christ threat started up hurricane are they hurricane harvey do we still fucking book getting our house out i lost everything but friends those too everything yeah well guess what there are about to lose momentum because they're judges up and he lied to offer the fuck it home run to break his focus schneide he set the record for most strikeouts are fucking postseason yankee history and he just let off with a whole run down four one one of the farmers it was up next didi korea's triple oh falk it's on and that place was goal in a shit it's own we can achievements we can achieve this now.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on WTMA
"Final quarterly revision andy the estimate is three point one the prior number the current number three point though the estimate three point one on the new figure will she how that turns out the rangers two point eight two three point two and the first quarter was one point two so where we stand right now is an average annual growth rate in real gdp of two point one percent and if that sounds familiar it's because that's also the average annual real gdp growth rate since calendar year two thousand ten believe it or not been there done that still there so we'll see how that plays out we'll get a jobless claims update thursday morning jobless claims are all over the place right now they're doing the tip she's doodle because of the hurricane impact we've had a big rise in claims in texas in to be ginning following hurricane harvey but since been easing there and now we've had a big rise in florida based on hurricane erma so we're going to have to have these numbers settle down before we're going to be able to make much sense out on them they're kind if distorted now to put it mildly because of the storm impact on jobs which is quite obvious when you look at the damage in these areas now hurricane maria has not yet had any material impact in the continental united states but it certainly had impact in not only in puerto rico where american citizens and puerto rico have been really really through a rough time and they're still in a rough period they don't even of power on most of puerto rico and also the the two hurricane combined hurricane harvey hurricane erma no not hurricane harvey hurricane erma it's hard to keep track when.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KKAT
"It's america's money program this is month thank you for joining us bob bring her along with you when we have our guest segment came coming up it's going to be the needing guess c'mon a lot about the future we'll talk about that very shortly let's take a look at the weekend ahead the data will be analysed in the kenyans of wall street this week there should be alone data i'll tell you starting on monday will get the housing market index housing market index has been telling a positive story about the housing market and we've seen at unfold in recent years obviously lee we have the august i should say the september the temporary housing morgan and eggs coming out and we are going to be seeing the potential here for some impact from the weather hurricane harvey could have an impact hurricane erma could even have an impact so she workplace out but i think we may see some impact on the housing market index roma stormy weather tuesday we'll get to housing starts figure at once again could be the same thing all over again this will be for the month of august though and uh we are seeing some slow often is in housing starts and permanence over the last few reports so that another factor but we did have hurricane harvey in the month of august major impact especially in greater houston texas area and uh while germany could have an impact on housing starts figure because if you have an impact like that in a place like houston it could be felt keep in mind though future housing start activity is likely to benefit from the destruction of housing that has occurred in both hurricanes harvey and armagh wednesday will get the existing home sales data for august and obviously that could have an impact also especially hurricane harvey and its impact than a greater houston area in particular so we'll be looking for all of these figures housing market index existing home sales as you start and permits all of these figures are subject to some impact from uh either harking harvey in august or both hurricanes if you're talking about the housing market index which covers of month thursday walls are getting the leading economic indicator index coming out leading economic index and obviously the.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"It's america's movie program this month thank you for joining us bob rinker along with you when we have our guest segment came coming up it's going to be a fascinating guess c'mon a lot about the future we'll talk about that very shortly let's take a look at the weekend ahead that that will be analysed in the kenyans of wall street this week there should be alone data i'll tell you starting on monday will get the housing market index housing market index has been telling a positive story about the housing market and we've seen at unfold in recent years obviously we have the august i should say the september the temporary housing market and edged coming up and we are going to be seeing the potential here for some impact from the weather hurricane harvey could have an impact hurricane erma could even have an impact so um she replaces out but i think we may see some impact on the housing market index from stormy weather tuesday will get the housing starts figure once again could be the same thing all over again this will be for the month of august though and uh we've seen some softener in housing starts and permanence over the last few reports so um that's another factor but we did our hurricane harvey in the month of august and a major impact especially in greater houston texas area and uh while german could have an impact on housing starts figure because if you have an impact like that in a place like houston it could be felt keep in mind though future housing start activity is likely to benefit from the destruction of housing that has occurred in both hurricanes harvey and armagh whence they will get the existing home sales data for august and uh obviously that could have an impact also especially hurricane harvey and its impact than agree to houston area in particular so we'll be looking for all of these figures housing market index existing home sales as he starts and permits all of these figures are subject to some impact from uh either hurricane harvey in august or both hurricanes if you're talking about the housing market index which covers both months thursday walls are getting the leading economic in decatur index coming out leading economic index and obviously you khanam he's been moving forward were looking for a low a low figure in this consensus is two tenths.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on WJNT 1180 AM
"That in a mother longest i'm like i might say that i think that you have to be open to the fact that in the case of august hurricane harvey could be said to have had some impact on those figures i think that's a reasonable assumption and i think it explains why we have seen the increase in the jobless claims figure that came out on thursday of this past week where the jobless claims figure jumped to two hundred ninety eight thousand now look how much above the fourweek moving average that is the fourweek moving average which is a very important figure is sitting in around two hundred fifty thousand thousand and yet the weekly number last week jumped to two hundred ninety eight thousand know why is that well that has to do with hurricane erma and its impact in florida because no question about it we had an increase in claims in the state of florida initial claims as result of hurricane hhirma and we had previously seen an increase coming in out of taxes as a result of hurricane harvey so these uh these storms when they're this powerful natal this type of an impact they certainly can also have an impact on the data that we are giving getting forward here on a specific month and in this case we have two months now that have been impacted by storms we have organised harvey and we have september erma and we have a lot of the data out of longest and it is weak and we're attributing some of that to harvey and we can certainly expect the possibility of seeing net temper and we would attribute that there are arm and frankly i think this is going to be a factor in the federal open market committee meeting this coming tuesday and wednesday in washington and i think this will be something that will be recognised whether it's wreck ignites than the statement remains to be seen national an important but i think it will be recognised by federal open market committee members of both the governor's and also the bank presidents that are on the committee this year in the rotation i think it will be seen as something that uh certainly could have a shortterm negative impact on con to me that would just be common sense now for those of you that would like to join us our toll free lined is one eight hundred nine three four twenty two twenty one.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"We are right now the beginning of september two thousand seventeen we have hurricane harvey we have hurricane erma coming where it's very clear congress which is back today they are going to not shut the government down it would beat his hester when there are so many people who are hurting from hurricane harvey in who knows what the results of hurricane earned marg wind today we also have the korean disaster where we have only one press and we have only one secretary of state we have only one un ambassador only one sectors hands and yes americans need to rally behind them this is an international crisis of the first magnitude and then number three we have this situation with dr that was announced today which really does as the trump administration indicated require that congress get its act together and star working and work together and maybe just maybe all these emergencies all at once can break up that stupid partisan logjam that is tied up our congress for years and years and get some things done for the people let's go to uh your calls to a gil in philadelphia gale here on the michael medved show hello mike all i thought it'd be far i'll say it again thank you for your reason you're one of many who make be proud it conservative well thank you however i have a little bit of a found with air concerning your res we don't in a reasonable oral and sometimes you know reasoning can be over apply it we were society in a world that has lost three wave going crazy so what do.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Aftermath of hurricane harvey and again the dollar lost it's going to be catastrophic should we should we simply say there are some coastal areas that have a great attract people want to live by the water you want to live by the beach all those type of things but these areas are so pro that the likelihood that there is going to be damage is great and at this point in time we're going to stop subsidising we taxpayers are going to stop subsidising you're risky decision if you decide you want to put up a quarter million dollar house by the beach fine but you you're going to be the ones going to have to be response four that or the other argument is that the governments simply say he look these areas of those areas around the coasts for example this is happening too much and we're just not going to allow build it in some of these areas because this flooding is going to happen i understand hurricane harv the was a once in a thousand year type of thing but flooding in these types of things happen in some areas on a regular basis more and more people are moving towards the coat through to the coast should the rest of us under right their decisions to live there when you know that some of these areas are very floodprone four one four seven nine nine one 620 that is the accunet mortgage talk and text line it this this might be harsh and that talking right now about how we handle people who have been victims of hurricane harvey but you're moving forward i guess i think the if you're going to make a decision to live in one of these flood plo prone areas you wanna live in an area where these storms roll through you want to live in an area where the house floods threetimes in ten years okay fine you will head do that they don't expect the rest of us to underwrite the repair clause for what i think is a risky decision for one four seven nine nine when 620 what do you think we discuss neck it's 1054 can he said jake lotta people who who lost their homes in hurricane harvey are going to be faced with decisions what are you to.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on WTVN
"The effects of hurricane harvey all at the time a hurricane erma is moving off the african coast in the atlantic ocean headed this way still too so to tell how that's going to impact us if it's going to impact the united states or not but right now the forecasters in the national weather service says of an hour ago habit crossing the caribbean island's about mid week this week and then from there it depends on the currency on which way it goes you know what uh as hurricane harvey goes and as this pro as this story develops it's going to be interesting to see how the media portrays that the president of the united states is done with this real true first national disaster trump to me the president of the united states response needs to be quick and enforce in it has few member george bush took a long time to get down to katrina that was a knock on him donald trump got down to houston pretty quickly he was there again yesterday and he needs to have delivered the right to now at he with empathy he's got to deliver compassion he's got a show an understanding the pain the heartache that the people in the region are suffering him and this is a time that we as americans want to see the commander in compassionate chief we need to see commander in empathetic chief that's what we need we need an empathetic chief a compassionate president one of the things that president trump has in dealing with his natural disasters that he's operating under a trust deficit now you live talked about this many times before it's one of the things that we discussed how important it is for the present united states to have earned our trust so that during tough times like this be at military action or economic strife or in this case the national disaster like a hurricane hurricane harvey that the american people can trust and believe in the present united states the coming ten days after.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on Science Friday
"You too thank you change signs an environment reporter at st louis public radio in st louis missouri we're going to take a break and when we come back a dr michael man's going to be joining us we're going to talk about to hurricane harvey what what does though this one what do we know what it what it would have we learned about this and future storms and the cities that may be unprepared for them will discuss all that stuff for the rest of the hour stay with us this is science friday i am i replayed o the devastation created by hurricane harvey in houston this week has left all of us with a lot to think about the destructive power of modern super storms the vulnerability of our coastal cities even on the other side of the planet the story is similar a month of intense rain has created the deadliest monsoon season in memory killing twenty the 1200 people 1200 people in south asia and while we often hear most about the winds of storms it turns out that are real focus should be on the water harvey's recordbreaking rainfall was perhaps the biggest surprise more than fifty inches in some parts of houston even the national weather service said it was beyond anything they've ever experienced the scale of harvey's destruction was certainly unanticipated but was the storm itself unexpected in the months leading up to harvey scientists were warning that because of rising sea temperatures houston was due for a severe hurricane engineers were warning that the city was unprepared for such an onslaught which they said was inevitable my next guest expose houston's vulnerabilities to 100 years storm in a series she coauthored with the kia collier for the texas tribune and propublica and this week she's been following the events unfolding on the ground in houston nece nina teacher is investigative journalist and radio producer for the texas tribune and reveal welcome to science friday.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on POLITICO's Nerdcast
"This week will cover the politics surrounding hurricane harvey in the utter devastation is brought to houston and the surrounding areas while also gemini optic surrounding president donald trump's response to the disaster and how past presidents have handled major disasters our first data point this week is 12 that's the number of years since a major category three or higher hurricane made landfall in the united states before harvey then we'll discuss what's on congress's fault todo list members will return from their august recess to a crowded agenda government funding deadline debtceiling fight tax reform hopes and the weakening passion for obamacare repeal our second data point this week is thirty there are thirty days between today in september 30th has deadline for passing a government funding bill if legislation is not passed the government will shut down on october first before we dive in a reminder rate review in subscribe to politicos nur cast on apple podcast or your favorite podcast platform and we'd love hearing from listeners sent an email at nerd cast at politico dot com okay let's get started scott land is out on paternity leave but this week we have fan favorite any karni in the studio today flowing any hush highly took a listener poll of that you should filling a gap plant in vain overwhelming majority wow i didn't know i had fan of any an la i'm asked a thousand vote eliana is also back eliana johnson from vacation welcome back high and we're also deeply honoured to have means favorite son burgess every year high everett area source for signature they will be on a hurricane harvey politics in as you know hurricane harvey landed in texas on friday august 25th and since then the state has been pounded by unrelenting winds and rain and our data point is that is 12 until harvey it had been twelve years since a major category three or higher hurricane made landfall the united states.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Yeah with with this and this is the the problem with the storm that were seen donna taxes story from heavy dot com y was in houston evacuated before hurricane harvey houston hurricane harvey houston hurricane harvey you ever see those tung twisters the broadcasters use to try to warm up houston hurricane harvey okay so i feel like if this were happening in this area we've seen flooding but nothing like this we haven't seen hurricane flooding recently so if it was me here in camel excellent i'm sure it would be all hands on deck everyone and everyone participating as exactly what i would be expected do you better believe though the week prior i would be sending my wiping kid to go visit the in once the time for them to go or even their parents you know it doesn't matter somewhere else other than here which would leave me the ability to do my thing and be able to help in report here came o x but for whatever reason there were conflicting reports of what people in houston should be doing in is now a difficult situation because the ones that even if they wanted to leave can't in once they have a boat they just can't and it's still even that's not too this not even not even possible i like that one at least little bit of bright side that we were able to see the texas man that was out there tram to houston wanting to help people jump in it health when you come home we're are going to do a blood drive safe what are we gonna try to do going to go try to save some lives so here's the question of was asking mom even abbey but other people are asking why hasn't houston evacuated why wasn't there are mandatory evacuation order while guess what the boy this is not good so here's what happened in let me trying to.
"hurricane harvey" Discussed on PRI's The World
"The bloodless going to split the as you say you're mbna years if you talk to place emphasis on the street they get on well under saddam akhmed winning about go the navy in at a higher level deo onto the internet after another scare leave it out on a point sees a journalistic radio barcelona and specializes in policing and he will open at the national front at the operational level it's not working each side of from finds it difficult to get information from the lottery the laudable it is spirlea down to politics decapolis provide lament the because relations between politicians are poor and this filters down to the police and the mass howard hole in one month catalonia's autonomous government plans to hold what spain says is an illegal referendum on independence the political climate will probably get worse the question is what will that mean for security and policing the bbc's tumbridge reporting from catalonia as we speak hurricane harvey is barreling toward the gulf coast and it could be a big one harvey has the potential to be the strongest storm to hit the us mainland in a dozen years we're talking wins well above one hundred miles an hour and more than thirty inches of rain over parts of texas before it's all over these days scientists have gotten pretty good at estimating the impact climate change has uncertain big weather events like heatwaves droughts and heavy rains but if you're wondering specifically if hurricane harvey is caused by climate change you may have to wait a while for an answer gabriel vecchi is a professor of geosciences at princeton university an expert in the emerging field of climate attribution gabriel how exactly this climate attribution work i mean how do you determine if a specific weather event is linked to climate change.