Katie Sterling

24 Flips | 1 Magazine | @KatieSterli2017 | Keep up with Katie Sterling on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Katie Sterling”

One Week After Harvey, Texas Residents Exhausted, Still Stranded

HOUSTON — A week after Texas was slammed by Hurricane Harvey, this region was still engulfed in crisis on Saturday, with weary residents of Houston searching for ways to repair swamped homes and salvage possessions even as others faced new orders to evacuate. In cities and small towns to the east, …

Extreme Weather

The Latest: Death toll from Harvey reaches at least 44

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Harvey and the storm's aftermath (all times local):<p>9:45 p.m.<p>The death toll from Harvey has reached at least 44 after the …

Extreme Weather

Air Force helicopters pluck stranded survivors from Harvey flooding

HOVERING ABOVE VIDOR, Texas – Rotors whirling, the HH-60G Pave Hawk hung suspended over a shopping-plaza parking lot near Interstate 10, and two red-shirted men descended on a cable from the helicopter to the pavement below.<p>As they hoisted back aboard the Pave Hawk, Master Sgt. Joe Traska and …

Extreme Weather

The Latest: Trump meets with first responders in Louisiana

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Harvey (all times local):<p>6:20 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump has visited with emergency …

Extreme Weather

Funding battle looms as Texas sees Harvey damage at up to $180 billion

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday challenged Congress to raise the government's debt limit in order to free up relief spending for Hurricane Harvey, a disaster that the governor of Texas said had caused up to $180 billion in damage.<p>Harvey, which came ashore on …

Extreme Weather

Texas governor estimates Harvey damage at up to $180bn

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Sunday damage from Hurricane Harvey would likely reach $150bn to $180bn.<p>Harvey, which came ashore on August 25 as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in 50 years, has killed an estimated 47 people and displaced more than one million after causing wreckage in …

Hurricane Harvey

Texas ranchers battle to save cattle from Harvey's wrath

<b>(CNN) —</b> Seventh-generation cattle rancher Brandon Cutrer watched as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey began to rise, threatening to engulf his family farm.<p>The deadly storm that turned Houston streets into rivers was also transforming vast swathes of grazing land into lakes, destroying crops and …

Extreme Weather

What happened to Bella? A Texas family waits to learn a horse’s fate in Harvey flooding.

PORT ARTHUR, Tex. — The last time she saw the family horse, the floodwaters were rushing in.<p>It was after midnight Wednesday. Dark. The storm was fierce. Two feet of standing water turned into four in just a couple of hours, and it was starting to invade the house. Their cars were nearly submerged. …

Extreme Weather

A Flying Cowboy Rides to Rescue Cattle Stranded in Harvey’s Floods

BAY CITY, Tex. — “I’m gonna mash ’em out.”<p>Ryan Ashcraft spotted some cattle loitering in standing water under a clump of trees and came out of a long, sweeping curve in his small helicopter to drop toward a clearing so narrow it seemed the blades might give the treetops a haircut — and potentially …

Extreme Weather

Hurricane Harvey Damages Could Cost up to $180 Billion

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday challenged Congress to raise the government’s debt limit in order to free up relief spending for …

Mexico readies relief aid for Texas flood victims

<b>Mexico City (CNN) —</b> Hurricane relief aid from Mexico could cross the border into Texas as early as Wednesday, according to Mexican government officials.<p>Carlos Manuel Sada, Mexico's undersecretary for North American relations, told CNN that Mexico is mobilizing efforts and, he said, the US …

Mexico

Raw: National Guard Searches Flooded Beaumont

Harvey's floodwaters mix a foul brew of sewage, chemicals

Harvey's filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment even after water levels drop far enough that Southeast Texas …

Extreme Weather

Evacuation lifted around Arkema's flooded Texas chemical plant | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - French chemical firm Arkema SA (AKE.PA) said an evacuation zone put in place amid fears that more flammable organic pesticides at its flooded plant in Crosby, Texas, would explode was lifted on Monday after the materials were ignited in a controlled burn.<p>FILE PHOTO: The …

Extreme Weather

The Latest: House plans Wednesday vote on Harvey aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on disaster aid for Harvey (all times local):<p>1:05 p.m.<p>House leaders have announced plans to vote Wednesday on a bill to deliver disaster relief to Texas as it recovers from Harvey.<p>The move on a $7.9 billion relief package would replenish a rapidly depleting disaster aid …

Extreme Weather

In a city with no water, two men get Coca-Cola's permission to steal it

In a city with no water, here is a list of items required to break into a warehouse and steal 14 cases of bottled water:<p>One (1) hand saw<br>• One (1) hammer<br>• One (1) hovercraft, capable of zinging over the flooded streets of Beaumont, Texas, at 60 miles an hour.<br>• Oh, and permission from the Coca-Cola Company.<p>…

Extreme Weather

In Texas, Concerns About Damage To Flooded Toxic Waste Sites

<b>Updated at 8:15 p.m. ET</b><p>Officials are still trying to confirm whether Texas floodwaters have spread contamination from decades-old toxic waste sites, as water recedes and residents return to homes that, in some cases, were flooded with water that passed over known contaminated areas.<p>The …

Extreme Weather

In Flood-Ravaged Houston, Lawmakers Promise Federal Help

HOUSTON — At a sprawling convention center-turned-shelter where evacuees from Hurricane Harvey have sought refuge, lawmakers pledged on Monday that Congress would begin voting on disaster relief legislation by midweek.<p>“The first order of business is to make sure that we do everything we can to make …

Extreme Weather

In Texas, Distrust of Washington Collides With Need for Federal Aid

Few places need the federal government right now more than Texas does, as it begins to recover from Hurricane Harvey. Yet there are few states where the federal government is viewed with more resentment, suspicion and scorn.<p>For Republicans, who dominate Texas government, anti-Washington sentiment …

Extreme Weather

Landlords demand rent for flooded homes from Hurricane Harvey victims

Victims of Hurricane Harvey have spoken out after landlords demanded rent from their flooded, uninhabitable homes.<p>As they piece their lives back together, buying new furniture and other belongings after replacing those lost and finding alternate accommodation, some have been slapped with fees from …

Fewer Harvey victims at shelters doesn't end housing needs

HOUSTON (AP) — One couple displaced by Harvey managed to get a hotel room, but got kicked out after one night for lacking state identification that …

Extreme Weather

Houston area residents clean out flooded homes after Harvey

Split Reality After Harvey: Houston Wet Vs Dry

Evacuated babies get to go home after Harvey

<b>(CNN) —</b> Babies who were dramatically airlifted out of a neonatal intensive care unit about 120 miles away in Beaumont, Texas, last week are expected to return Tuesday as the hospital now has access to clean water.<p>"We're really excited. Now her grandma and everyone else can see her," said Martha …

Extreme Weather