A Voice for Our Ocean

Ocean Conservancy Statement on Tropical Storm Harvey

AUSTIN, TX – The following statement was issued by Chris Dorsett, Vice President for Conservancy Policy and Programs for Ocean Conservancy, in response to Tropical Storm Harvey, which struck the Texas Gulf Coast on August 25 as a category 4 hurricane:

“Ocean Conservancy is deeply saddened to see the catastrophic flooding and destruction caused by Tropical Storm Harvey. Our thoughts are with the communities of Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast, and we hope that everyone stays safe as the storm moves through Texas and Louisiana. We also want to thank the U.S. Coast Guard and all first responders who are working to save the lives of others. The Gulf Coast is no stranger to dangerous storms and flooding, and the road to recovery will be long, but it’s in these tough times that the strength of our communities shows.”

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