Houston Got Hammered By Hurricane Harvey — And Its Buildings Are Partly To Blame

Houston Got Hammered By Hurricane Harvey — And Its Buildings Are Partly To Blame

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Downtown Houston flooded by rain from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 29, 2017. The buildings in the region exacerbated rainfall from the storm, according to a new study.

The city itself — skyscrapers, homes and factories — snagged the moist air of Hurricane Harvey and caused more rain to fall. Two new studies detail how humans are making hurricane flooding worse.

(Image credit: David J. Phillip/AP)

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