Hurricane Harvey

Hurricanes Used as Teaching Tool by Professor

Sep 7, 2017
forecast map for Hurricane Irma

A Kent State University geography professor is using real-time images of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to teach his meteorology students.

Tom Schmidlin says that allows his students to study the physical geography of the storm and social geography of its impacts. One of the impacts, Schmidlin says, is surviving.

Tonia Wright and Tugg Massa
Amanda Rabinowitz / WKSU

Tugg Massa is one of the Ohioans who headed to Houston this week to help clean up after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. But as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports for Ohio Public Radio, the Akronite’s reason for the trip is tied as much to another crisis – the nation’s addiction crisis. 

Cuyahoga Falls Assists in Hurricane Harvey Relief

Sep 6, 2017

Cuyahoga Falls has adopted the city of Humble, Texas, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Mayor Don Walters says local residents helped him decide where to focus their attention.

“I had some residents that live in Cuyahoga Falls that have family either in Humble or nearby, and they had talked about the devastation that their children had seen down there. So, I realized that it was much better, at least for us as a community, to adopt an area where we can see directly where our help is going.”

photo of Akron-Canton Foodbank

The Akron-Canton Foodbank is looking for donations to assist Texas foodbanks in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The items requested include hand-held snacks, ready-to-eat canned goods, cleaning supplies and hygiene products.

Michael Wilson is the foodbank’s director of marketing and communications.

“(The effort) was just re-enforced by the dozens of calls that we were receiving from our network, from our donors, from local community members who were also wanting to get involved.”