Hurricane Harvey brought record rainfall to the Houston-Galveston region and the Texas coast. After making landfall near Rockport, Texas as a Category 4 storm on August 25, 2017 and lingering for more than four days, Harvey dropped more than 50 inches of rain in parts of Houston, leaving behind a devastated region.
This February, HARC led a multi-institution research campaign in three Ship Channel communities with long histories of air pollution issues – Manchester, Milby Park and Galena Park – to shed new light on those questions. The ultimate goal is to help improve air quality and public health in those and other near-industry neighborhoods. This film is about that project.