Hurricane Harvey was the strongest hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years and caused more than $125 billion in damage. A significant portion of the damage came from flooding in the Houston and Beaumont areas. Harvey killed 77 people, displaced more than 1 million people in the immediate aftermath, and damaged an estimated 200,000 homes across a 300-mile stretch of the Gulf Coast. It will take years for the affected communities to make a full recovery.
To mark the one-year anniversary of the storm, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), with generous support from The UPS Foundation, hosted a webinar, “Hurricane Harvey: State of Recovery” on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.
Speakers provided updates on recovery in Texas and discussed what the unmet needs are. CDP President and CEO Robert G. Ottenhoff moderated the discussion, and panelists included:
- Cristina Cornejo, Program Officer, Rebuild Texas Fund
- Chris Hensmen, Program Officer, Rebuild Texas Fund
- Brandon Formby, Urban Affairs Reporter, Texas Tribune
- Sally Ray, Director of the CDP Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund
- Dr. Shao-Chee Sim, Vice President for Applied Research, Episcopal Health Foundation
Please see the slide deck and watch the webinar recording to learn more about the state of Harvey recovery in Texas:
For more information, please see the CDP Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund.