KATY MAGAZINE NEWS - Katy, Texas
September 11, 2017
Harris County Fire Chief says, "Thank You" to Katy ISD for their relief and rescue contributions.
All of Katy Stepped Up
In a recent press release expressing his sympathies and to all families and residents who suffered water and wind damage from Hurricane Harvey, Harris County Emergency Services Fire Chief (Dist. 48) Jeffrey S. Hevey gave his sincerest thanks to several local organizations who stepped up to help rescue people from flooded areas in both HCESD No. 48 and FBESD No. 1.
Among those listed were the Katy ISD Police Department, Katy ISD campuses, and Katy ISD Department of Transportation (school buses).
Katy ISD Stands Out
During the six days of the storm and continued flooding, the district opened it's doors at Cinco Ranch High School and Morton Ranch High School to accept 4,000 displaced residents and donations for families in need. Katy High School served as the main operating headquarters for U.S. National Guard and other military while they carried out rescue and relief missions all over south Texas. Katy ISD bus drivers bravely volunteered to drive district vehicles into high water to rescue 450 people trapped by flood waters. Katy ISD police officers faithfully, dutifully served their community in every necessary capacity during the storm. During a time when roughly 15,000 students and 2,600 Katy ISD employees were directly impacted by the storm and subsequent flooding, the impact that the district had on relief and rescue efforts is truly inspiring.
Below is the full list of the partners and agencies named by Chief Hevey:
- Powerhouse Church (Shelter)
- Katy ISD Police Department
- CrossPoint Church (Shelter)
- Westlake Fire Department
- Harris County Sheriff
- Harris County Fire Marshal's Office
- Harris County Office of Emergency Management
- Fort Bend County Sheriff
- Precinct 5 Constables (Harris County)
- Precint 3 Constables (Fort Bend County)
- Texas Department of Public Service (State Troopers)
- MIdland, Texas Police
- Webb County Sheriff
- Dallas County Sheriff