Update: Life after Harvey—scientists take stock of the damage, and their luck


But others are beginning to get a look at the storm’s aftermath. Here is a sampling of what Insider is hearing from researchers. And we’re eager to hear your story. Let us know how Harvey is affecting your research, for better or worse, by

Hurricane Harvey damage costs could reach $75 billion, research firm says

Hurricane Harvey is “almost certain” to be at least the third worst storm in U.S. history when it comes to damage costs, according to Enki Research. The firm’s current estimate ranges from $48 billion to $75 billion, with an average of $57 billion Harvey damage estimated at $42B, among most …

How a recent President Trump executive order could make flood damage even worse after Tropical Storm Harvey

How a recent President Trump executive order could make flood damage even worse after Tropical Storm Harvey  New York Daily NewsTrump Killed Obama’s Flood Safety Plan Just Weeks Before Hurricane Harvey  BustleTrump giddily tweets about the storm’s size, President Obama urges help for its victims  Shareblue MediaHurricane Harvey challenges Trump  The AustralianFull…

As Harvey hovers, researchers take stock

Science MagazineAs Harvey hovers, researchers take stockScience MagazineMarine researchers are facing “substantial” water damage to one of two major laboratory buildings at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas, according to Communications Coordinator Sally Palmer. And five instrument …and more »

Hurricane Harvey: How Many Billions of Dollars in Damage Will Historic Storm Cost?

The Martinez family evacuates the apartment complex they live in on August 30, 2017 near the Energy Corridor of west Houston, Texas. Erich Schlegel / Getty Images. Share; Share · Tweet · Comment · Email; Print. advertisement. With its relentless rain Hurricane Harvey damage costs could reach $75 billion, research …

GOLDMAN: Harvey’s damage to America’s oil industry could last several months

Business InsiderGOLDMAN: Harvey’s damage to America’s oil industry could last several monthsBusiness InsiderHurricane Harvey on Friday slammed the epicenter of Texas’ refining industry, which processes about a third of America’s oil. Companies including Exxon Mobil and Valero Energy have shut down their facilities in the area and evacuated workers. Goldman …and …

Federal Aid Request to Repair Harvey Damage Expected to Top Katrina

Hurricane Harvey left a rising number of deaths and costly destruction in Texas, where Gov. Greg Abbott forecast federal funding needs are “far in excess” of $125 billion, topping Hurricane Katrina. Gov. Abbott said he expects the congressional National Guard’s Harvey rescues haven’t ‘slowed down’

Scientists offer help to labs hit hard by Harvey, even tending to their fruit flies

Days after his hometown of Port Aransas, Tex., was slammed by Hurricane Harvey, microbiologist Brett Baker finally got a status report on his third-floor laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin’s Marine Science Institute. His laboratory members The scientific community is mobilizing to save research hit by Harvey