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Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey by the Numbers
4 weeks ago

Hurricane Harvey by the Numbers

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Storm Stories
4 weeks ago

Storm Stories

Along with our fellow Houstonians, many in our community suffered traumatic losses of homes and property — and benefited from generous acts of volunteerism. Harvey’s challenges continue — and …
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By Any Other Name
4 weeks ago

By Any Other Name

Let’s start with the name — Harvey. It sounds vaguely patrician or dutiful, definitely not threatening. For those of a certain age, the name also reminds us of a …
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Rescuing History
4 weeks ago

Rescuing History

Shortly after Harvey dropped over 50 inches of rain on Houston, Rice’s Joshua Furman, a Jewish studies postdoc, and Melissa Kean ’00, Rice’s centennial historian, spearheaded an effort to …
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Studying Harvey’s Environmental Wake
4 weeks ago

Studying Harvey’s Environmental Wake

Rice scientists will research the short- and long-term impact of extreme flooding in and around Houston during Hurricane Harvey with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

A …
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Storm Stories: The Home Team
4 weeks ago

Storm Stories: The Home Team

Long before the last case of bottled water disappeared from the shelves of every grocery store in Houston, Rice staff members were deep into storm prep mode. Grounds personnel …
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Storm Stories: In the Eye of the Hurricane
4 weeks ago

Storm Stories: In the Eye of the Hurricane

In 2007, former Texas legislator Ed Emmett ’71 was appointed county judge of Harris County — the most populous county in Texas and now the third-largest county in the …
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Storm Stories: The Volunteers
4 weeks ago

Storm Stories: The Volunteers

Rachel Mooers pulled her viola to her chin and nodded to harpist Caitlin Mehrtens before launching into the soothing notes of “Ave Maria.” About three dozen attentive listeners nodded and …
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Storm Stories: After the Deluge
4 weeks ago

Storm Stories: After the Deluge

Even as Hurricane Harvey hung over Houston, collecting the warming waters of the Gulf of Mexico and converting them into the 51 inches of rain that flooded neighborhoods as …
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A Practical Guide to Flood Recovery
4 weeks ago

A Practical Guide to Flood Recovery

For those who have unexpectedly flooded, realize that you have just been through trauma. You may have lost things that meant a lot to you. This is not the time …
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