Saturday September 02, 2017

A flooded Houston weather forecaster on the future of his city

Residents use boats to evacuate flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey along Tidwell Road east Houston, Texas, U.S. August 28, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif - RTX3DR2E

Residents use boats to evacuate flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey along Tidwell Road east Houston, Texas, U.S. August 28, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif - RTX3DR2E (Adrees Latif/Reuters)

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There won't be many of Houston's millions of residents unaffected by the deluge of Hurricane Harvey.  We've heard a lot of stories of disaster and heroism over the past week.

But a unique perspective came this week from journalist and meteorologist Eric Berger.  Eric does double duty as a space reporter for the website Ars Technica, but is also a trained meteorologist with his independent weather forecasting service at his website Space City Weather.

Eric posted a great article on his experience and perspective on the Hurricane Harvey disaster.  Listen above to hear Eric with a condensed version of it.

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HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 28: A person walks through a flooded street with a dog after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple of days. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Getty Images)