Hurricane Harvey’s torrential rain, devastating winds and widespread flooding have cost at least 39 lives, driven over one million people to evacuate their homes in Texas and caused extensive destruction that will likely make it one of the costliest storms in U.S. history.
Harvey Devastation Statistics
Here is a look at the storm’s historic devastation, by the numbers:
20 trillion gallons: That’s the total amount of rain that fell on the Houston area after Harvey came ashore, a staggering deluge that represents enough water to supply New York City’s needs for over five decades.
$125 billion: Texas Gov. Greg Abbot said his state will need federal relief money “far in excess” of that total. Moody’s Analytics has estimated $97 billion in destruction alone and some $108 billion in total damages counting lost output.
80 percent: Texans who don’t have flood insurance.
Hurricane Harvey Assistance for Children
Hitting at the beginning of the school year, now countless children have been left with nothing but the clothes on their backs to return to school in. Reich & Binstock is teaming up with Kids’ Dreams Matter to collect backpacks, lunch kits, kids’ bedding, and teddy bears to help ease the transition for children to return to the classroom. Reich & Binstock will serve as a drop-off location for donations and will also be donating to the cause. Any amount helps!