Hurricane Harvey

Charles Lane / WSHU

In a gutted house in Bellaire, Texas, Sean Westerling and his helper measure everything –  closets, doorways, windows.

“You need to get the serial number off this freezer,” Westerling says.

FEMA wants serial numbers to make sure taxpayers didn't already pay for appliances in the last storm.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

As they return to Washington this week, Connecticut’s two U.S. senators say they’ll support legislation for federal funding for relief efforts for Houston and other areas of the Gulf Coast.

Susan Warner / Save the Children

Fairfield, Connecticut-based Save the Children says it's expanding its emergency response in Texas.

Carolyn Kaster / AP

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling on Congress to prevent a lapse in the National Flood Insurance Program, which covers tens of thousands of homeowners in the region, and is set to expire by the end of September.

Sen. Cruz Dismisses Rep. King’s Harvey Remarks As ‘Political Sniping’

Aug 29, 2017
J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has responded to Long Island Congressman Peter King’s recent tweet about emergency federal aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey.  

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