At the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge in coastal southeast Texas, a three-mile stretch of restored dunes and renourished beaches held up to the battering winds and torrential rains of Hurricane Harvey. Completed just a few months prior to Harvey’s wrath, this restoration project withstood the storm’s impacts and will continue benefiting wildlife and people!
It’s been one year since Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, lashing the coast and dumping record-breaking amounts of rain over Houston and surrounding communities. The resulting floodwaters damaged over 204,000 residences in Harris County and resulted in chemical spills that polluted the air, land, and water.
Communities hit hard by storms are painfully aware of how much time, money and resources are needed to fully recover. Towns up and down the Texas coast are struggling to be able to open their doors for the influx of summer beach-goers that, in many ways, keep many small coastal towns financially afloat.