The Atlantic Daily: Tests of Fortitude

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What We’re Following

Harvey’s Fallout: As rain continues to fall on the Gulf Coast, early estimates say that Hurricane Harvey (now a tropical storm) and its lingering aftermath have cost billions in damages, though the extreme flooding caused by the storm makes its impact even harder to assess than usual. At least seven people have died in the disaster. The Gulf Coast is particularly vulnerable to hurricanes because of human factors—from failing infrastructure to racial and economic inequality—as well as environmental ones. And human-caused climate change likely plays a role in the new intensity of tropical storms, though they’ve also become less frequent. As the disaster keeps unfolding, here’s a guide to our ongoing coverage.

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