New York Times: Hurricane Harvey

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The imminent landing of Category 4 Hurricane Harvey within Texas poses several questions regarding evacuation and disaster response among state and local officials. The severe hurricane and its subsequent aftermath is of particular concern to Houston, a city that has been historically susceptible to flooding. As Corpus Christi issues mandatory evacuations across the county and shelters fill to capacity, evacuating Houston remains a highly contested topic. The rapid escalation of this hurricane raises further concern about the effects of climate change on natural disasters, as well as how the Trump administration intends to respond to this and future emergencies.

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