Hurricane Harvey: Still Rebuilding | Feed the Need Missions
Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 storm that hit Texas on August 25, 2017. It caused billions of dollars in damage according to the National Hurricane Center. That's more than other natural disaster in U.S. history except Hurricane Katrina. In comparison, Hurricane Katrina dropped five to twenty inches of rain in 48 hours. Most of its flooding came from storm surges that overwhelmed the levee system. Harvey made landfall three times in six days. At its peak on September 1, 2017, one-third of Houston was underwater. Two feet of rain fell in the first 24 hours. The flooding forced 39,000 people out of their homes and into shelters. Dallas even created a mega shelter for 5,000 evacuees out of its main convention center. Harvey's impact was due to its power and its location. The Houston metro area is the nation's fourth largest city with 6.6 million residents. If it were a country, it would be the world's 23rd largest economy, larger than Poland or Sweden. Feed the Need Missions was on the