TC assists Rockport after Hurricane Harvey

Posted by Jill Lind on Nov 08, 2018

On the night of August 25, 2017, a Category 4 storm made landfall along the coast of Texas, a storm that would change this great state and the lives of Texans in ways almost impossible to count.

Hurricane Harvey hit the fourth largest city in the nation, and the country’s focus turned to epic rainfall in Houston. It caused the most disastrous flooding in U.S. history, according to a report issued by Harris County back in June. Statewide, 68 people were killed in the storm.

America watched the Texas Gulf Coast during Harvey, witnessing the rescues and the rescue attempts as the rain continued to fall. And in the days, weeks and months since Harvey, the focus largely has remained on Houston. But in Rockport, it wasn’t the rain – it was the wind. And it left this tourist town looking like a war zone.

Rockport was one of the hardest hit cities in Aransas County just north of Corpus Christi along the coast. About 94 percent of homes in Rockport were damaged. Thirty percent of it was destroyed.  Over a year after the hurricane made landfall, many are still in need of resurrection. The city says roughly half of all hotels and businesses are still shutdown just trying to recover and rebuild.

Closer to home, Trophy Club town employees with the leadership of Mayor Nick Sanders have come together to aid the beleaguered Texas locale — organizing donations of office supplies, furniture, and equipment that remain from the old Town Hall facility at 100 Municipal Drive. 

Rockport town employees arrived Wednesday, November 07, 2018 with an empty U Haul truck to accept the various office donations. It may not be much but office furniture and equipment is a welcome gift as their entire City Hall facility remains wrecked with mold and destruction.