Trump rolled back Obamas flood rules before Hurricane Harvey Play

Trump rolled back Obamas flood rules before Hurricane Harvey

Donald Trump signed away Obama-era flood standards just weeks before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in a bid to get infrastructure projects approved more quickly. The rule signed by former president Barack Obama in 2015 had not yet come into effect but aimed to make infrastructure more resilient to the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and flooding. Aug 29, 2017
Storm Harvey: Texas lashed with unprecedented rain Play

Storm Harvey: Texas lashed with unprecedented rain

Emergency crews rescued over 1,000 people around Houston, pulling people from cars and homes, as flood waters rose across southeast Texas on Sunday (August 27).People had to rely solely on boats to move around as more than 30in (75cm) of rain battered parts of the city over the weekend, turning main roads into rivers. Aug 28, 2017