Harvey, Irma and Maria are names many people will never forget. Experts at Bloomberg Businessweek project costs incurred from the 2017 hurricane season will exceed $200 billion—the costliest season in U.S. history. Many Texans remain homeless, and more than 73,000 people have fled devastated Puerto Rico to rebuild their lives in Florida, according to NBCU News Group.
Immediately following the hurricanes, NRCA staff checked in with members to see how they fared after the storms and offer support. True to form, roofing professionals met Mother Nature's challenges with determination and hope.
Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 storm that reached Texas Aug. 25, 2017, and killed 82 people, according to The Washington Post. It caused more than $180 billion in damage—the second costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, following Hurricane Katrina, according to CNN Money.