Tropical Storm Harvey Tropical Storm Harvey

More than 50 Caribbean flamingos take shelter in a men's restroom at the Miami Metrozoo (now Zoo Miami) on Sept. 25, 1998. Zookeepers rounded up the birds to protect them from the effects of Hurricane Georges. This was not the first time the zoo had to corral flamingos in a restroom. They were also in there during Hurricane Andrew, six years earlier. Max Trujillo/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Max Trujillo/Getty Images

(Left) Charlie Wilson walks his dog Peanut outside of the convention center. (Right) Veterinarian Joanna Web gives a check up to a bird outside the shelter. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Ryan Kellman/NPR

(Left) Flooded neigborhoods can be seen in New Orleans in 2005. (Right) Flooded homes are shown near Lake Houston following Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 30. Kyle Niemi/U.S. Coast Guard;Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Kyle Niemi/U.S. Coast Guard;Win McNamee/Getty Images

Larry Koser Jr. (left) and his son, Matthew, look for important papers and heirlooms inside his house after it was flooded by heavy rains from Hurricane Harvey. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Erich Schlegel/Getty Images

Insurers Gear Up For Deluge Of Claims, Hope To Avoid Sandy Repeat

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/547598195/547646744" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

(Left) Mabel Rozier, 78, has been in Houston for 2 1/2 years. The night the hurricane hit, she had planned to stay in her apartment. She was on the third floor and was eventually rescued by boat. (Right) Samina Kasin is from Pakistan and is vice principal of the mosque's weekend school. She has been volunteering by organizing donations, cooking and cleaning. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Claire Harbage/NPR

Troy King navigates his boat through a flooded portion of Highway 90 in Houston on his way to rescue the Galvan family. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Katie Hayes Luke for NPR

Riding With A Rescue Mission In The Surreal, Perilous Texas Floods

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/547347581/547373418" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Workers begin repairs to a wall that was lost in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on Wednesday in Rockport, Texas. Most insurance policies don't cover flooding damage. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Eric Gay/AP

In Storm-Tossed Houston Area, Most Homeowners Lack Flood Insurance

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/547373273/547373277" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

This view of Tropical Storm Harvey flooding in Houston on Tuesday shows why even the storm-hardy Waffle House had to close two of its restaurants in the city. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

toggle caption
David J. Phillip/AP