Mayoral Statement: thoughts and prayers for those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Mayor's Office

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the devastation caused in southeast Texas by Hurricane Harvey. This unprecedented weather event has caused at least five deaths, at least a dozen injuries, thousands and thousands of lives impacted and homes lost.

With heavy rain, flooding and tornadoes happening as Harvey stalls over Texas and is impacting southwest Louisiana, our hearts and prayers are with the residents suffering and the courageous first responders working so hard to help them.

May God watch over the storm victims and the U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard, Texas State Guard and local police, fire and EMS personnel risking their own lives to save those stranded. May the local, state and national government leaders continue to have the strength, wisdom and vision needed to guide the rescue and recovery efforts so that healing and rebuilding can begin as soon as possible.

Mayor Shannon Kohl