Hurricane Harvey reached tropical storm status on August 17, 2017 and continued to develop and intensify, becoming a category 3 hurricane that finally dissipated on September 3, 2017. It was the costliest natural disaster ever on record in the U.S. and the first major hurricane to make landfall on U.S. soil since 2005. There were 91 confirmed deaths and more than 300,000 people were left without electricity. Many people were displaced and thousands of homes were destroyed or sustained major damage.
MDS is not scheduling weekly (or any other type) volunteers for this project. Ohio-based, Amish disaster recovery group, Storm Aid, has taken over the work in Coastal Bend, renamed Rockport, and will continue work there through the winter.