It's been more than a week since Hurricane Harvey first made landfall on the Gulf Coast of Texas, and the recovery process is just starting to get underway. Many parts of the coastal region have returned to normal function, while others are still in immediate danger. Updates from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey look promising overall, but there's still a lot of work to be done to make sure that vulnerable communities don't get left behind.
But in response to the high levels of need, there have been encouraging offers of help from across the country. People have donated millions of dollars to countless charity drives, organized by both transnational corporations like Disney and private citizens simply selling t-shirts for awareness. The post-Harvey recovery will take years, but these updates indicate that it's off to a strong start.