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The hottest Google search term in Boston this year was . . .

Search engine giant Google on Wednesday released its annual list of the top trending searches among Boston users.

From left: Sharon Reiley, Jessica McDaniel, and Bill McCarty are part of group of photographers who are traveling to Texas this weekend to photograph people who lost their family photographs in Hurricane Harvey.

Massachusetts photographers help Hurricane Harvey victims make new memories

A dozen photographers are offering to take new family portraits for those who lost most if not all of their family photos in the hurricane.

The new Grand Parkway area is an example of Houston’s expanding sprawl.

Houston’s struggle after Harvey mirrors America’s

Time and again, America has bent the land to its will. Unfortunately, nature always gets the last word.

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Is this the last hurrah for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma?

The names of storms that cause severe loss of life or property damage are “retired” out of respect.

OPS photo by stan grossfeld august 19 1991 storms a pedestrian takes flight during hurricane bob on st james st. boston


We’ve been warned. Boston must prepare for an Irma-size storm.

Safeguards — in the form of better state building codes, storm barriers to reduce flooding, and buy-back of vulnerable coastal properties — are overdue.

Evacuees stood in line to enter the Germain Arena, which is being used as a fallout shelter, in advance of Hurricane Irma, in Estero, Fla., on Saturday.

Bay Staters step up again to help southern neighbors facing hurricane

Local volunteers and first responders are deployed in southern US states and territories.

Then-presidential nominee John F. Kennedy at the Boston Garden for a rally on the eve of the election, on November 7, 1960.

Opinion | John K. Bullard

Houston should inspire us to keep shooting for the moon

John F. Kennedy’s words in Houston 55 years ago should continue to inspire us.

Archdiocese of Boston to expand special collection for hurricane victims

The Archdiocese of Boston is expanding their special collection the weekend of Sept. 9-10 to include areas impacted by Hurricane Irma as well as Hurricane Harvey.

Perhaps no place is more vulnerable to Irma’s wet winds than Haiti. It’s the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, where 60 percent of all residents earn less than $2.42 per day.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Houston will recover. Haiti might not

Across the Caribbean, businesses and government don’t always have the resources to bounce back after a hurricane.

Hurricane Irma packed 185 miles per hour winds Tuesday as it barreled north.

Global warming to make powerful hurricanes more likely

Warming oceans are likely to make powerful storms increasingly common in the coming decades, scientists say.

Volunteer Colten Roberts removes insulation from the home of Julia Lluvia which was damaged by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston spends Labor Day sorting through Harvey’s wreckage

Residents ripped up soggy carpeting and sorted through destroyed clothes, days after Harvey caused billions of dollars in damage.

Coast Guard officer from Cape Cod aids in Harvey rescues

“Unfortunately, the days we have the most challenging and rewarding days of work is someone’s else’s bad day,” said Jamie Jenks.

Retiring Captain Joseph S. Murphy II was photographed in front of the training vessel T.S. Kennedy at the Mass. Maritime Academy last year. The 50-year-old training ship will become a home for hundreds of federal relief workers in Texas.

Mass. Maritime Academy training ship to join Texas recovery effort

The school’s training ship will serve as temporary housing for between 400 to 600 federal workers.

A street in Orange, Texas was deluged on Sunday after torrential rains pounded Southeast Texas.

New floods loom in Houston amid Harvey recovery

Authorities went door-to-door Sunday in parts of storm-battered Houston, warning that more flooding was coming.

Ronnie DeVoe (left), Michael Bivins (center), and Ricky Bell of Bell Biv Devoe.

Boston to hold concert Saturday to aid Houston schools

The concert will feature performances by Bell Biv DeVoe and other local musicians to raise funds for Houston schools.

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A weakened Harvey brings rain and dangerous surf to New England

Highs are expected to reach into the 80s today, snapping a recent run of cold, damp days.

Curt Schilling at a 2016 event in Boston.

Curt Schilling’s trip to assist Harvey victims hit a snag — but he kept going

A broken axle sidelined Operation Bullpen for a bit, but Schilling got back on the road.

President Trump and Melania Trump spoke with children impacted by Harvey at the NRG Center in Houston.

Trump meets in Houston with people affected by Harvey

It was the president’s second trip to Texas in the wake of the massive storm.

A Red Cross shelter housed flood victims in Houston.

Mass. volunteer: ‘Rough but rewarding’ to help people displaced by Harvey

“It’s been rough but rewarding to help these people,” said Andrew Enos, a Massachusetts volunteer working in Texas.

Kris Ford-Amofa (right) made breakfast with her sister, Miesha Jolly, at Jolly’s home in Houston on Thursday. Ford-Amofa decamped for Jolly’s house after her own was flooded.

For one family in Houston, an overwhelming start to recovery

Tens of thousands of hurricane survivors are stumbling through their first bewildering days after Harvey.

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Harvey — or what’s left of it — will hit New England this weekend

Rain will fall Sunday, and the downpours may be hard in some places, but flooding is not expected.

Boston-09/02/17- It was the annual move-in weekend for college students in Boston and at Boston University hundreds of students and families arrived early to unload their students belongings at West Campus at BU. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

Summer will return but not before Harvey brings rain Sunday

The Boston area is expected to see rain Sunday but not enough to cause flooding.

This NOAA GOES satellite image released August 30 shows storm activity in the US Gulf region.


Unseen and underappreciated, weather satellites need friends in Washington

Unseen and underappreciated, weather satellites need political advocacy — and continued funding — to ensure that the nation can gird itself against nature’s wrath.

Brendan Kiley has been riding in an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter in Houston for the past few days.

A Coast Guardsman’s unforgettable rescue: two Houston kids alive in bin

Brendan Kiley has helped airlift people from their homes and swim up streets that were flooded by Harvey.

Highways around downtown Houston were empty as Harvey floodwaters overflowed from bayous around the city.

@Large | Michael Andor Brodeur

A view of Houston’s flood from inside

We couldn’t really see through the windows during Hurricane Harvey. The only windows that showed us anything useful were our Internet browsers.

Volunteers from all over Boston rushed to sort and package donated supplies to Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston at City Hall Plaza.

Trucks head to Houston with supplies and good will from Boston

Dozens of people volunteered time and money in response to Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s campaign to help residents of Houston.

A puppy found in a shoe box during the hurricane and now being cared for by Tom English.

Opinion | Peter Zheutlin

Who will step up for the dogs of Houston?

Shelters and rescue groups are stepping up to save the dogs displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

People launch boats from an overpass into floodwaters in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey in Kountze, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Texas begins taking stock of a long recovery from Harvey

Houston officials are turning their attention to finding temporary housing for those in shelters and getting enough gasoline for people to fill up cars.

Floods in Houston (left) and Mumbai (right).

A singular storm in Houston is a recurring nightmare in Mumbai

For Houston, the brackish floods that brought death and devastation are unprecedented. For Mumbai, they are painfully common.

Eighty-year-old John Paul Klotz, center, pulls his can out of floodwaters as U.S. Border Patrol Agent Steven Blackburn stands by to help Klotz board an boat during a search a rescue operation in a neighborhood inundated by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Texas rescuers look for anyone — alive or dead — left in floodwaters

Rescuers began a search of tens of thousands of homes, pounding on doors and shouting as they looked for anyone who might have been left behind.

Gasoline futures are climbing as investors anticipate supply shortages.

Talking Points

Harvey fuels agreement between Markey, Trump administration

Here’s something you don’t see every day: Senator Ed Markey praising the president.

 A man looked at what was left of his home and car after Hurricane Carol hit Swift Beach in Wareham on Sept. 5, 1954.

A look back at one of New England’s worst hurricanes

As the eyes of the nation viewed the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in Texas, forecasters in New England marked the somber anniversary of Hurricane Carol.

Airmen of the 102nd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group at Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass., provided imagery analysis support for Hurricane Harvey first responders.

Cape Cod airmen provide data support to first responders in Texas

A bird’s-eye, big-picture view is crucial to deploying the right rescue vehicles and providing disaster relief to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, officials said.

Boston-based Liberty Mutual Holding Co. is one of the largest providers of insurance in hurricane-ravaged Texas.

Boston-based Liberty Mutual will weather Harvey’s insurance hit

Despite being one of the largest providers of insurance in hurricane-ravaged Texas, analysts predicted the company will not be hit too hard by claims.

Evacuees make their way through the flood waters that surrounded part of the Max Bowl, which was converted to a shelter for those displaced by flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey in Port Arthur, Texas Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Kim Brent/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)

Harvey reporters cast aside role as observers to help

Reporters have lifted people into boats, connected families through social media, flagged down rescuers, and coaxed people out of flooding residences.

Police CSU investigators remove the body of one of the six members of the the Saldivar family who died after crashing their van into Greens Bayou as they tried to flee Hurricane Harvey after heavy flooding in Houston, Texas on August 30, 2017. Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast with over 3 feet of rain and 125 mph winds. / AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

The grim reality: Harvey is about to release its dead

The number of fatalities will likely climb sharply as the bodies of people trapped in waterlogged homes or encased inside cars are discovered.

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Curt Schilling collecting donations for Houston flood victims

Some are questioning his method.

Vehicles made their way through high waters at a railroad overpass in Beaumont, Texas.

Shivering toddler found clinging to drowned mom in Texas

A witness saw the woman take her 3-year-old daughter and try to walk to safety when the current swept them both away.

A home in Houston is surrounded by floodwaters.


First the rain — then the armchair experts

Let’s end the blame game about Houston. We’re all at risk.

Andrew Cobb, second from right, with Matthew Cobb, right. and two cousins.

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A life rerouted to Boston shows Harvey’s wide path

Andrew Cobb said he was always planning to move to Boston eventually, but now, “I have no choice.”

King tides, the very highest level of tides, flooded Boston’s Long Wharf last year.

What would happen if Boston got 50 inches of rain?

Subway and road tunnels submerged. The Charles River overflowing. Beacon Hill transformed into an island. But it’s highly unlikely here.

Tomng Vu held her one-year-old granddaughter, Fatima, as they rested in a display chair at a store in Texas.

Houston furniture store opens doors to Harvey evacuees

Hundreds of people slept on sofas, recliners, sleeper sofas, and mattresses wrapped in plastic.

Volunteers set up a shelter in Cypress, Texas.

Harvey, the unwelcome visitor that just won’t leave

The hunkering down part of a hurricane usually doesn’t last this long.

Residents in Moss Bluff, La., used boasts to aid in evacuations Tuesday.

Harvey turning its ire toward western Louisiana

Forecasters say 5 to 10 inches of rain could fall in the area Wednesday.

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.

‘What a crowd, what a turnout,’ Trump tells cheering crowd in Texas

‘‘We are going to get you back and operating immediately,” President Trump said.

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas (left) sat with President Trump Tuesday in Corpus Christi, Texas.


Texas pols should live up to their inspiring rhetoric

Texas’ political leaders’ professed concern about their fellow citizens transcend national emergencies.

Interstate 69 was covered by floodwaters on Tuesday.

Houston tries to determine extent of ‘epic’ destruction

Officials cautioned that they still had no way to gauge the scale of the catastrophe.

Celebrity news

Kardashians give $500k to Harvey victims

They are among several stars who’ve said publicly they are helping those affected by the storm.

Boston Catholic churches to hold special collections for Harvey victims

Parishes will hold a special collection Sept. 9 and 10 to support the recovery effort.

Evacuees escaping the floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rest at the George R. Brown Convention Center that has been set up as a shelter in Houston, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Houston to open more mega-shelters to house flooded families

The George R. Brown Convention Center is holding more than 9,000 people, almost twice the number officials originally planned to house there.