#HurricaneHarvey

News | Jewish Community

Texas Jewish Communities Grapple With Catastrophic Flooding

Homes, cars and streets throughout Houston are under water as torrential rains from Hurricane Harvey—now downgraded from a Category 4 hurricane to a tropical storm—continue to drench the city and cause catastrophic flooding throughout the region. At least five people have died as a result.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Social Media Saved Harvey Victims In Texas — But That's Not Really A Plan

Twitter and smartphones didn't exist when Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. Hurricane Harvey showed their potential — and how much remains to be done.

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Israeli aid group rushes to help flooded Houston | The Times of Israel

IsraAID mission aims to help out with coordination of relief efforts in storm-battered city

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Anheuser-Busch Stopped Making Beer To Send Drinking Water To Hurricane Harvey Victims

More than 50,000 cans of water have made it to flood-damaged communities.

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How Hurricane Harvey Became So Destructive

Scientists say the effects of Hurricane Harvey, which has been stalled over the Texas Gulf Coast since Friday and dumped more than 20 inches of rain in some areas, were worsened by a lethal confluence of meteorological events: warm water in the Gulf of Mexico that intensified the rainfall, and a lack of winds in the upper atmosphere that could have

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Story behind photo of dog who survived storm going viral

Amid the loss, devastation and destruction that Hurricane Harvey brought to Texas throughout the night Friday night, a dog named Otis has become a heroic symbol of survivorship. Otis belongs to a 5-year-old boy named Carter, who had to evacuate his town o