Hurricane Harvey made landfall outside of Rockport, Texas on August 25, 2017, as a Category 4 storm. The storm proceeded to affect 13 million people and cause $125 billion in damage. It produced a maximum inundation level of six to ten feet above ground level, a rainfall record of 48-60 inches, and resulted in a total of 94 deaths in Texas.
As of June 2019, 60 counties in Texas remain disaster declared counties including, Aransas, Nueces, Harris, and Montgomery counties. While many have physically recovered from the storm, some Texans still struggle to obtain the necessary resources to repair the material and psycho-emotional damages Hurricane Harvey left behind. Among those still coping with trauma are children, more than three million of whom were impacted.
This report provides information and resources on the recovery process of Hurricane Harvey. Texas Continues to Recover: Two Years After Harvey provides a high-level overview of different communities of children and families, with a heavy emphasis on the Greater Houston Area. Through the research, data, and stories collected, Texans will be able to better advocate for their children during the Hurricane Harvey recovery process, and be better prepared for future storms. It outlines the long term impact Hurricane Harvey had on children and their families, as well as funding, legislation, nonprofit services, child care, education, and mental health, lessons and recommendations learned from previous storms.
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