'Catastrophe Unfolds': How newspapers covered #Harvey

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U.S. emergency management officials said on Monday they were committed to getting federal resources to Texas as quickly as possible to help with the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, with more than 450,000 people likely to seek assistance.

Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Brock Long said more than 30,000 people were expected to be placed temporarily in shelters after the storm made landfall over the weekend.

As Hurricane Harvey continues to batter the south Texas coast, national newspapers reacted to the disaster with headlines and photos to fit the storm, which has left at least 31 dead as of Aug. 31. The word “catastrophe” appeared frequently. (Reuters/Yahoo News)

Updated Aug. 31, 2017: The death toll has been changed to reflect the current figure.

<p>As Hurricane Harvey continues to batter the South Texas coast, newspapers reacted to the disaster with headlines and photos to fit the storm, which has already left at least two dead. The word “catastrophe” appeared frequently. </p>
‘CATASTROPHE UNFOLDS’: How newspapers covered Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey continues to batter the South Texas coast, newspapers reacted to the disaster with headlines and photos to fit the storm, which has already left at least two dead. The word “catastrophe” appeared frequently.

<p>Daily News<br> Published in New York, N.Y. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
Hell and High Water

Daily News
Published in New York, N.Y. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>Star Tribune<br> Published in Minneapolis, Minn. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
TEXAS’ EPIC FLOOD

Star Tribune
Published in Minneapolis, Minn. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>THE SACRAMENTO BEE<br> Published in Sacramento, Calif. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
Floods ravage Houston; thousands flee homes

THE SACRAMENTO BEE
Published in Sacramento, Calif. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>The New York Times<br> Published in New York, N.Y. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
Deadly Storm Transforms Houston Streets Into Raging Rivers

The New York Times
Published in New York, N.Y. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>The Post and Courier<br> Published in Charleston, S.C. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
Devastating

The Post and Courier
Published in Charleston, S.C. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>Houston Chronicle<br> Published in Houston, Texas USA. (newseum.org) </p>
SWAMPED BY HARVEY

Houston Chronicle
Published in Houston, Texas USA. (newseum.org)

<p>Galveston County Daily News<br> Published in Galveston, Texas USA. (newseum.org) </p>
Historic Rains

Galveston County Daily News
Published in Galveston, Texas USA. (newseum.org)

<p>Milwaukee Journal Sentinel<br> Published in Milwaukee, Wis. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
CATASTROPHIC

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Published in Milwaukee, Wis. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>San Antonio Express-News<br> Published in San Antonio, Texas USA. (newseum.org) </p>
Houston nightmare

San Antonio Express-News
Published in San Antonio, Texas USA. (newseum.org)

<p>Austin American-Statesman<br> Published in Austin, Texas USA. (newseum.org) </p>
‘BEYOND ANYTHING EXPERIENCED BEFORE’

Austin American-Statesman
Published in Austin, Texas USA. (newseum.org)

<p>Wyoming Tribune-Eagle<br> Published in Cheyenne, Wyo. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
Hundreds plucked from floodwaters

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
Published in Cheyenne, Wyo. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>Tampa Bay Times<br> Published in St. Petersburg, Fla. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
RISING DESPAIR

Tampa Bay Times
Published in St. Petersburg, Fla. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>The Seattle Times<br> Published in Seattle, Wash. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
Harvey’s flooding leaves Houston awash in agony

The Seattle Times
Published in Seattle, Wash. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>The Plain Dealer<br> Published in Cleveland, Ohio USA. (newseum.org) </p>
The flood after the storm: rain measured in feet

The Plain Dealer
Published in Cleveland, Ohio USA. (newseum.org)

<p>The Denver Post<br> Published in Denver, Colo. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
Storm smashes Houston

The Denver Post
Published in Denver, Colo. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>Chicago Tribune<br> Published in Chicago, Ill. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
‘BEYOND ANYTHING EXPERIENCED’

Chicago Tribune
Published in Chicago, Ill. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>St. Louis Post-Dispatch<br> Published in St. Louis, Mo. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
DEEP TROUBLE

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Published in St. Louis, Mo. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>The Philadelphia Inquirer<br> Published in Philadelphia, Pa. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
A CITY AWASH

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Published in Philadelphia, Pa. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>LOS ANGELES TIMES<br> Published in Los Angeles, Calif. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
A City Pummeled

LOS ANGELES TIMES
Published in Los Angeles, Calif. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>The Washington Post<br> Published in Washington, D.C. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
Catastrophic flooding in Houston

The Washington Post
Published in Washington, D.C. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>The Boston Globe<br> Published in Boston, Mass. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
An unending torrent

The Boston Globe
Published in Boston, Mass. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>The Indianapolis Star<br> Published in Indianapolis, Ind. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
‘CAVALRY IS COMING’

The Indianapolis Star
Published in Indianapolis, Ind. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>The Arizona Republic<br> Published in Phoenix, Ariz. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
‘WORSE THAN THE WORST CASE’

The Arizona Republic
Published in Phoenix, Ariz. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>The Oklahoman<br> Published in Oklahoma City, Okla. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
Rescuers save hundreds from floodwaters

The Oklahoman
Published in Oklahoma City, Okla. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>New York Post<br> Published in New York, N.Y. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
Save Us!

New York Post
Published in New York, N.Y. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>The Record<br> Published in Bergen County, N.J. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
‘WORSE THAN THEWORST-CASE SCENARIO’

The Record
Published in Bergen County, N.J. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>The Virginian-Pilot<br> Published in Norfolk, Va. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
Texas braces for 50 inches of rain

The Virginian-Pilot
Published in Norfolk, Va. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>USA Today<br> Published in McLean, Va. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
CATASTROPHE

USA Today
Published in McLean, Va. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>The Palm Beach Post; Published in West Palm Beach; Fla. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
CATASTROPHE UNFOLDS

The Palm Beach Post; Published in West Palm Beach; Fla. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>The Charlotte Observer<br> Published in Charlotte, N.C. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
Catastrophic floods swamp Houston

The Charlotte Observer
Published in Charlotte, N.C. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>The Advocate<br> Published in Baton Rouge, La. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
‘THE WATER IS SWALLOWING US UP’

The Advocate
Published in Baton Rouge, La. USA. (newseum.org)

<p>Detroit Free Press<br> Published in Detroit, Mich. USA. (newseum.org) </p>
TEXAS CATASTROPHE

Detroit Free Press
Published in Detroit, Mich. USA. (newseum.org)

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