KATY MAGAZINE - Katy, Texas
September 5, 2017
By Ashley Lancaster
Heroes walk the streets of Katy in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey - and we want to tell their stories!
(Photo: Texas Game Warden and Katy father, Hennie, on a rescue mission in Grand Lakes)
Harvey Hits Katy Hurricane Harvey crashed into the Texas coast near Rockport at 10 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017, the first major (Category 3 or stronger) hurricane in the United States since 2005, resulting in flooding that caused one of the worst weather disasters in U.S. history, with a cost that will reach into the billions. Katy residents felt the devastating effects of the storm with damage to homes, property, businesses, and schools. But instead of hiding in our homes and licking our wounds, we, with the outstanding support of military and first responders stationed here, stepped up and showed the world what happens when you "mess with Texas."
In the last 10 days, our community has served others in a way that has made the whole nation stop and take notice. Search and rescue crews comprised of specialized, trained military forces and everyday citizens just trying to help neighbors run missions from dawn til dusk; teams of moms cook meals to feed thousands in badly affected areas of Texas; businesses open their doors and hearts to the homeless; students pick up a broom to remodel the homes of teachers, coaches, even strangers. Katy, Texas is home to heroes from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds - and we want to know who they are.
Tell Us Your Story
If you know or have met a hero, whether civilian or military, young or old, that has been saving lives and serving others in Katy since Hurricane Harvey showed up at our front door - email us! We want to tell the stories that will be passed on in this community for generations.