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​​​​​​Harvey - One Year Later

One year ago Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane. The storm ended up being one of the most devastating natural disasters in Texas history, and one that left a huge impact on Katy and the school district. In the end, 16 Katy ISD campuses sustained damage, and nearly 15,000 students and 3,000 employees were directly impacted by the flooding. 

But even with these challenges, the Katy community recognized that it is stronger together. Katy ISD officials joined forces with government agencies and hundreds of community members to help rescue and provide for those in need. Through water rescues, shelters, donations, volunteer hours and more, the selfless service of the Katy community put our region on the road to recovery. 

​Hear from some of the voices of Katy as we reflect on Harvey – one year later.

Impact of Harvey at Katy ISD  |   Katy ISD Actions Post Harvey​

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Ruben Martinez
Emergency Management Coordinator

“Katy ISD is better prepared to respond.”

Courtney Doyle Harvey One Year Later video

                         Courtney Doyle
                         Board President 

     “It is important to us to ensure that we are always putting our Katy ISD family first.”​     

"" Stron​ger Together!​​#katystronger​​​​
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Nancy McMillan
Help Line Operator

“I felt privileged that I could help folks.” ​


​​Lorena Zertuche

Principal, Bear Creek Elementary

“In its greatest need, Bear Creek Elementary came through.” ​​​ 

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Adrian Berg
Katy ​Community Member & Campus Facilitator

“We knew we had to get involved.”


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Kenny Price
Bus Driver

“I got to help everybody I can.”

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​Lee Crews​

​Chief Operations Officer

"We can plan to have our students and staff safe."


Laura Berg
Katy Community Member & Teacher​

“I was extremely proud to be part of Katy ISD at that time.” 

Sherri Ashorn Harvey 1 Year Later video

Sherri Ashorn
Katy Community Member & Staff​

“When the Day of Service came I wanted to give back to my co-worker.“​

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​Stay tuned for more videos about the amazing stories from our staff and community members who made a difference in the lives of affected Katy community members.​

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