After Harvey, we must invest in building a healthier country  | Dallas News

The National Weather Service has called Hurricane Harvey "unprecedented;" Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called it "one of the largest disasters America has ever faced." Yet for all that is shocking and unique about Harvey, there is also a familiarity to it. 

Through the years, a number of powerful hurricanes, from Andrew to Katrina, have struck American shores in late August. This gives us a reasonable idea of what to expect next in the story of Harvey: The media will pay close attention for another week or two, Americans will give generously to help those in need, then our collective national attention will move on. Texas will be left to rebuild, a process that will likely take years.

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