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Hurricane Harvey

Storm Stories: The Volunteers
11 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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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Unconventional Wisdom: Harvey’s Conduit of Calm
11 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: Harvey’s Conduit of Calm

John Hutchinson has witnessed many of Rice’s evolutions and challenges since he joined the chemistry department in 1983. Now, as dean of undergraduates, he has helped usher the students …
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Top Five: Ways Students Distracted Themselves During Harvey
11 months ago

Top Five: Ways Students Distracted Themselves During Harvey

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Thinking about swimming, but then remembering the fire ants and snakes. Yikes!

2

Bored/board games — Baker Boat, floor Olympics and lots …
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On Disaster and Resilience
11 months ago

On Disaster and Resilience

Each disaster has its own unique footprint. For a hurricane, it will depend on the exact path of the storm, its strength in terms of wind velocity, its speed …
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Storm Stories: Special Delivery
11 months ago

Storm Stories: Special Delivery

After the first wave of Harvey flooding receded, the news reported that dams on the west side of town could overflow and cause additional flooding. While our Westbury neighborhood home …
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Storm Stories: The Meal Brigade
11 months ago

Storm Stories: The Meal Brigade

Matthew Wettergreen ’08 watched the flooding from Hurricane Harvey through binoculars from the 23rd story of the Midtown Houston apartment building he shares with his wife, event management consultant Claudia …
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