How thousands of homes were built inside Houston reservoirs designed to flood (audio)

Last year saw the most destructive Atlantic hurricane season on record. As climate change pushes ocean temperatures ever higher, scientists predict storms will continue growing more severe. How did we get here?…

Houston officials let developers build homes inside reservoirs. But no one warned buyers.

Building in the reservoirs led to thousands of flooded homes, increased the risk for surrounding areas and threatened their earthen dams. Source: Texas Tribune Energy

What lessons will Houston-area officials learn from Harvey? History gives us a clue

A growing chorus of voices — from scientists to some government officials to members of the public — say big policy changes need to be made in the Houston region after Hurricane…

This Houston suburb is a magnet for growth and flooding. That's not a coincidence.

CYPRESS — Now that the waters have receded, the peaceful scene at the Stable Gate Subdivision is a deceiving one. Upon driving in after days of rain from Hurricane Harvey, the…

Why Houston isn't ready for Hurricane Harvey

The brunt of Hurricane Harvey is projected to miss Houston, but the sprawling metropolis is likely to face massive flooding from its third crippling storm in the past three years.…

After 18 months, hurricane vulnerability documents arrive — but they're thin

Eighteen months ago, we asked the government for documents that should have shed a lot of light on Houston’s vulnerability to a massive hurricane. After finally receiving them, it turns…

Texas Congressman Working on Bill to Speed Hurricane Protection Plan

Two days after U.S. Sen. John Cornyn filed legislation seeking to expedite a hurricane protection plan for Texas, U.S. Rep. Randy Weber said he expects to introduce a companion bill in the U.S. House in the…

Reveal Radio: A Monster Storm in the Making

Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city, is a vital economic hub. So what would happen if hits the region in just the right spot? This episode of Reveal looks at a…