Natural Disasters: Know the Resources

From the hurricanes that hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, to the wildfires that consumed parts of California’s Wine Country, this year has been fraught with catastrophic natural disasters which have uprooted countless Americans from their stable lives. These disasters, also including tornadoes, hail storms, droughts, cyclones and floods, destroyed properties, businesses, communities, cities and United States territories;  left families and their pets without shelter, food, utilities and vulnerable to disease; and caused hundreds of deaths and casualties.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that 15 weather and climate disasters in the U.S. have each caused over $1 billion in damages in 2017 alone. These events have resulted in the death of 282 people and have had consequential economic effects in the locations affected. As of October, the costs for the major hurricanes—Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria—are still being calculated.  An article from USA Today, however, estimates that Hurricane Harvey will reach at least $190 billion in damages.

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Newsletter: Happy Labor Day – Hurricane Harvey Disaster Assistance – AmeriCatalyst Sept 6-8

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Disaster Assistance for Homes and Businesses Hurt by Hurricane Harvey

As the rains of Hurricane Harvey cease and the floods begin to lessen, the city of Houston and millions of residents are beginning to evaluate the extent of the damage. It is estimated that up to one million cars and trucks and 30,000 to 40,000 Houston homes have been destroyed by the hurricane.

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Hurricane Harvey and Irma Pet Rescue Resources

Hurricane Harvey has torn through Texas, flooding entire cities and displacing countless families from their lives and homes. As the flooding and rain continues—until early Wednesday, forecasters predict—we must raise awareness of resources and organizations helping displaced families and their pets.

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