'Catastrophe Unfolds': How newspapers covered #Harvey

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.

‘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.

Hell and High Water

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

TEXAS’ EPIC FLOOD

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

Floods ravage Houston; thousands flee homes

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

Deadly Storm Transforms Houston Streets Into Raging Rivers

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

Devastating

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

SWAMPED BY HARVEY

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

Historic Rains

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

CATASTROPHIC

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

Houston nightmare

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

‘BEYOND ANYTHING EXPERIENCED BEFORE’

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

Hundreds plucked from floodwaters

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

RISING DESPAIR

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

Harvey’s flooding leaves Houston awash in agony

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

The flood after the storm: rain measured in feet

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

Storm smashes Houston

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

‘BEYOND ANYTHING EXPERIENCED’

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

DEEP TROUBLE

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

A CITY AWASH

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

A City Pummeled

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

Catastrophic flooding in Houston

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

An unending torrent

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

‘CAVALRY IS COMING’

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

‘WORSE THAN THE WORST CASE’

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

Rescuers save hundreds from floodwaters

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

Save Us!

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

‘WORSE THAN THEWORST-CASE SCENARIO’

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

Texas braces for 50 inches of rain

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

CATASTROPHE

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

CATASTROPHE UNFOLDS

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

Catastrophic floods swamp Houston

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

‘THE WATER IS SWALLOWING US UP’

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

TEXAS CATASTROPHE

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

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