4,322 Saved by Coast Guard from Houston Flood

Tropical Storm Harvey has changed the lives of many people. Since it formed on August 17, 2017, until it dissipated on September 2, 2017, the storm has caused an estimated 70 billion dollars in damages.

Hurricane Harvey over texas
Hurricane Harvey over Texas

Search-and-rescue operation conducted by the coast guard has saved over 4,000 people in Houston in only the first week of recovery.

Two US Coast Guard helicopters flying over the ocean

In total over 17,000 people were rescued from the storm.

US Coast Guard Helicopter with a man suspended saving a dog
US Coast Guard saving a dog

The Houston Flood was horrible, but we should expect more storms like this in the future. Efforts like this show the disaster response for people who we might need during the worst.  Also, check out when the Canadian Coast Guard saved a Golden Retriever dog.

Written by Raven Cohen


  1. What a terrifying experience. Sometimes I wonder why I live where the air hurts my face and then remember it’s because of crazy things like this.

  2. I remember this hurricane (luckily wasn’t in this one) and it’s amazing how many lives were saved. It’s also sad with how many lives are lost every time a hurricane strikes somewhere. I’m from New Orleans and remember going through Katrina so it’s definitely an “experience” to say the least.

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