Hurricane Harvey

Utica College Students Rebuilding Houston

Oct 29, 2017
Briana Greco / New York Reporting Project

Earlier this month a group of mostly construction management students and professors from Utica College loaded up their toolboxes and headed to Texas, to help out people whose homes were flooded by Hurricane Harvey. They spent several long days hard at work.

God Of Carnage Performance
Christopher Duggan

Shakespeare & Company is adding a special benefit performance to its God of Carnage run on October 5th. Proceeds will help those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and will be donated to the One America Appeal.

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage is running through October 8th in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre in Lenox, Massachusetts. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning play, directed by Regge Life, is about two sets of parents that meet to address their son’s recent playground fight. Tensions rise and liquor flows, leading to unexpected twists and turns the entire performance.  

Utica College Students Assisting In Harvey Recovery

Oct 2, 2017
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As attention has turned to Hurricane Maria and the destruction it left in Puerto Rico, the recovery from Hurricane Harvey is ongoing. A volunteer army mobilized in the immediate aftermath of that storm, and now more volunteers are traveling to Texas to rebuild. On Tuesday, with the support of private donors, a group of construction management students from Utica College will head south, tools in hand.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week that it is sending 22 drones across the state to “enhance environmental management, conservation and emergency response efforts.” The "unmanned aerial vehicles" have already proven their worth in hurricane-ravaged Texas.

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is urging the federal government keep a close eye on gas prices.

People in Houston, Texas have begun the arduous work of cleaning and reconstructing the city as floodwaters from Harvey have receded.
Rossana Coto-Batres

People in and around Houston, Texas have begun the arduous work of cleaning and reconstructing the city as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey have receded.  WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Albany’s Rossana Coto-Batres, who is working with immigrants on Harvey relief there.

Red Cross Trains HV Volunteers For Deployment

Sep 7, 2017
WAMC, Allison Dunne

After Hurricane Harvey's devastation in Texas and Hurricane Irma en route to Florida after tearing up parts of the Caribbean, the American Red Cross has been training volunteers for deployment. The organization has been holding boot camps, including in New York, to train volunteers. The latest was Thursday in Poughkeepsie.

Stephen Gottlieb: Taking Care Of Each Other

Sep 5, 2017

Americans have been celebrating the reaction to Hurricane Harvey as an example of Americans taking care of each other. There is much to celebrate. But we have also wrestled for centuries with the problem of taking care of each other – the out of work, the working poor and others struggling to stay afloat.

Gary Ferris/American Red Cross

This past Wednesday, WAMC held a one-day fund drive, with listeners coming together to raise more than $320,000 for the American Red Cross to support the thousands displaced by Hurricane Harvey. 

Beginning Tuesday, the Red Cross will hold one-day “boot camps” to train volunteers interested in traveling to Texas and Louisiana to support relief efforts.

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Scared and tired, some refugees from Hurricane Harvey recently arrived in the Northeast, hoping to find new homes and new lives. Sixty dogs moved from shelters in Texas as the storm approached, arrived in New York this week, as part of an evacuation effort which included the Hudson Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. 

An image of Hurricane Harvey
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Twelve years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and portions of the Southeast. Now the remnants of Hurricane Harvey is wreaking havoc on Houston and coastal Texas with rainfall measured in feet rather than inches.