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Decades of Houston development add up to rising flood risk

  • Aired: 02/05/2018
  • 09:07
  • Rating: NR
Houston is 627 square miles of urban development, highways, office parks, strip malls and neighborhoods -- and it keeps growing farther and farther out. Five months ago, Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast, dropping more than 50 inches of rain across Houston and raising questions about the consequences of limitless development. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
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Hari Sreenivasan breaks down the problems exposed by Hurricane Harvey’s rising waters.
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