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US home sales off 1.7 pct., hurt by Harvey and low supply

U.S. home sales fell 1.7 percent in August, pulled down by the effects of Hurricane Harvey and a worsening shortage of available properties. The National Association of Realtors says sales … Click to Continue »

Is Your Company Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma created headaches for business owners and managers along the southern United States. A natural disaster can leave a business inoperable for weeks, and it can affect your company's bottom line. Prepare for such events with a written plan that has several facets. Show More Summary

Flesh-eating bacteria cure cannot come soon enough

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A Texas man survived a flesh-eating infection he contracted from Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters after intensive treatment at a Houston hospital. Many victims of such bacterial illnesses suffer a worse fate. But improved therapies and vaccines might be on the way, if scientists can use some new...

Regulatory Fee Deadline Extended for Those Affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

As readers should know by now, annual FCC Regulatory Fees are due to be paid by no later than September 26 by all FCC regulatees. However, in recognition of the havoc caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma the FCC has has extended the deadline for regulatees in the areas impacted by those storms (which the...… Continue Reading

DiCaprio Rips Trump's Climate Record, Says Hurricanes Should Be A Wake-Up Call

yesterdayNews : The Lookout

Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio said Tuesday that the recent string of devastating hurricanes — Harvey, Irma and now Maria — shines a light on the climate crisis and should come as a wake-up call for President Donald Trump and the world.

Hurricane workarounds for industrial production and housing

Hurricane workarounds for industrial production and housing Hurricane Harvey has already affected some of the August data releases.  Irma has already started to affect some weekly releases, and will undoubtedly affect the September monthly releases. I have already begun to adjust for the hurricanes in the case of initial jobless claims.  But what of the […]

Red Cross struggles to fulfill promises made to Hurricane Harvey victims

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

As requests for “immediate help” piled up from people whose lives have been uprooted by Hurricane Harvey, the American Red Cross found itself unable to fulfill its promise of delivering relief assistance to all. The American Red Cross had promised Harvey victims, who have been directly affected by...

Hurricane Maria Is About To Make a Potentially Catastrophic Landfall in Puerto Rico

Here we go again. So soon after Harvey and Irma, another massive and powerful storm is headed to destruction as Hurricane Maria bears down on Puerto Rico. Reports vary as to whether it is a Category 4 or 5, as the wind speed is right at the break (about 155 to 157 mph sustained winds reported, which is the line.) Gov. Show More Summary

22,000 Barrels of Crude Oil Released in Texas During Hurricane Harvey, Coast Guard Estimates

The US EPA has been releasing little information on the toxic impact of Hurricane Harvey, but the Coast Guard is adding up the numbers -- and sharing them. And they don't look good.

Harvey's impact on the US housing market

Attom Data Solutions' Daren Blomquist says recent hurricanes are expected to cause a dip in home sales in the U.S., as well as potentially weigh on home prices.

Bill Nye on Powerful Hurricanes: 'This Is Probably the Future'

Climate change is the culprit. Bill Nye delved into the debate between hurricanes and climate change in recent interviews. When asked by TMZ if Harvey and Irma—as well as Jose and Katia, two other dangerous hurricanes swirling in the...Show More Summary

Floods are a serious threat to Southern California, say CSUF geologists

Seeing the devastation that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma inflicted, it’s tempting to take solace that Southern California escapes anything but the rare remnant of a tropical storm. But that doesn’t mean we’re spared flooding, reminded two Cal State Fullerton geologists in the wake of Harvey and Irma. Our water events might not have names, but […]

Watch: Here's what it looked like during and after the Mexico earthquake

As seems to be the norm now when a disaster strikes, people took to Twitter when a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday. Just as people posted photos and videos from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, people captured the chaos, and heroism, that unfolded after the quake hit. The temblor’s...

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt continues to be terrible at his job

New Trump EPA administrator Scott Pruitt had two choices after hurricanes Harvey and Irma. He could rise to the challenges of his office, or he could tool around the country pooh-poohing people who asked about climate change, givingShow More Summary

How Houston Can Become Stronger After Hurricane Harvey

A new era of extreme weather calls for a new approach to city planning.

Real estate investment trust sees business booming post-Hurricane Harvey

Camden Property Trust has seen a "total transformation" of its business since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, CEO tells CNBC.

Camden CEO talks about the rental market post-Harvey

CNBC's Diana Olick speaks with Richard Campo, Camden Property Trust CEO, about how his company is helping homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Labor shortage amplified by hurricane rebuilding

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on Hurricane Harvey's impact on housing in the devastated areas.

ToolBank Was Supplying Houston With Rebuilding Equipment–And Then Irma Hit

How the tool-lending nonprofit is coping with two major projects at the same time, when its expertise and inventory is needed in both places at once. When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the Houston area in the last week of August, the disaster was met with an outpouring of relief efforts. Show More Summary

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