Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year period with no major hurricanes making landfall in the country. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches of rain as the system stalled over eastern Texas and adjacent waters, causing catastrophic flooding. With peak accumulations of 51.88 in, Harvey is the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the contiguous United States. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 17,000 rescues. More than 48,700 homes were affected by Harvey throughout the state, including over 1,000 that were completely destroyed and more than 17,000 that sustained major damage; approximately 32,000 sustained minor damage.
The people of Houston, Texas and the surrounding areas need help.
For Odessa employee Brian G., who just narrowly escaped damage to his own home, this is also a local issue. Brian has helped to identify local non-profit where Odessa will donate the funds raised to help in the recovery efforts. Odessa will match employee donations $1 to $1 up to $1,000 through October 15th.