By Josh Mabry, Local News Partnerships; Amber Burgess, CrowdTangle; and Dorrine Mendoza, News Partnerships
As waters rose in Houston, local news outlets were on the scene not just reporting vital news but actively helping the community. Poynter has showcased several great stories about local news journalists, newspapers and TV stations going above and beyond. They reported on a veteran journalist with a side project called Space City Weather that has became a vital source of information; how KHOU, a CBS affiliate, managed to stay on air while they were being evacuated from their building; the conditions that forced The Victoria Advocate to camp out in the office over several days and report without power; the story behind an already iconic photo; how the Houston Chronicle is covering the storm; and three journalists that forecasted the impact of a hurricane like Harvey in 2016.
Here are some other examples of how local news outlets are telling the story across Facebook. There are so many incredible ways local news outlets have played a vital role in keeping people safe and alert; here are some stand out moments before, during, and after the storm.