Harvey Recharges Offshore as Crippled Houston Counts the Cost

Houston was born from the wreckage of a cataclysmic storm in 1900, and in the decades since has weathered not only water and wind but the gyrating fortunes of the oil industry. The sprawling megalopolis, which takes a perverse pride in its booms and busts, will endure Harvey as well, said Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research for the Greater Houston Partnership.

“If $26 oil didn’t destroy Houston, Hurricane Harvey is not going to destroy Houston,” he said.

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