Our thoughts and concerns are with the people of Southeastern Texas today and everyone affected by the flooding and impact of Tropical Storm Harvey. It is hard to remove our minds from the devastating images of the destruction that has been done across the state of Texas.
We have more than 85 sites recognized in the Firewise USA™ program in Texas, several of them in regions affected by Harvey. The NFPA’s Wildfire Division has been committed to helping these communities reduce their wildfire risk and we truly know how recovering from any natural disaster can be a long and difficult process.
We are also thinking about the safety of the residents affected and the rescue workers. According to our state partners in Texas, more than 170 staff members from the Texas A&M Forest Service have been deployed to help with relief efforts. This is a reminder for us of the great partners we have in Texas and their ability to lend assistance during this time of need.