Stories From The Storm
Hurricane Harvey was an extremely destructive Atlantic hurricane, which became the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches of rain as the system meandered over eastern Texas.
SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team deployed to assist in the cleanup and recovery efforts, responding to losses across Southeast Texas including Houston, Port Arthur, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Victoria, and Bryan/College Station.
The SERVPRO family not only responded to restoration needs, but also helped secure critical donations to help provide residents with access to necessary items like diapers (approx. 35,000!) and toiletries.
Harvey By The Numbers
- With peak accumulation of 51.88 inches, Harvey is the wettest tropical hurricane on record in the contiguous United States.
- Economic losses are preliminarily estimated at between $81 to $108 billion, with a large portion of the losses sustained by uninsured homeowners.
- Following the storm, an estimated 550 storm crews were deployed, representing more than 240 SERVPRO Franchises. Those numbers, in addition to area Franchises, places more than 1,000 crews in storm-affected areas. Crews traveled from as far as California, Washington, and New York.