Disasters around the world are becoming more serious, and as the threat from climate change continues to be realized by the majority, hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones are becoming more powerful. In 2017, Texas experienced one of the most devastating hurricanes on record – Hurricane Harvey, unleashing powerful winds and torrential rains which wreaked havoc all over the state. The coastal communities facing the Gulf of Mexico in eastern Texas are the ones who experienced the worst, as surging wall of waters crashed into their homes, destroying billions worth of properties. Inland, the torrential rains from the hurricane swept communities, and flash floods destroyed crops and properties, leaving people stranded on the top of their roofs, asking for help.
Businesses in Dallas were quick to respond, providing rescue and relief to those who were affected. Stream Energy is among those who stepped up and used their corporate funds to help those who are stranded in their flooded homes and provide relief to the survivors who are staying in shelters. Right after the disaster hit, Stream Energy commanded its philanthropic arm, called Stream Cares, to visit the areas that were hit the hardest. The company also brought food packs and water, giving them to those who wanted to eat. The hurricane left many people without supplies, and Stream Energy provided everything that they need. They even donated $20,000 to organizations to ensure that the people will keep on receiving supplies for days and even weeks.
Stream Energy also stated that the company will be assisting those who have lost their homes to file claims so that they could rebuild. The flow of electricity in Texas was also interrupted by the hurricane, and the energy company will be working overtime to fix it.
Hurricane Harvey will always be in the minds of the survivors, creating a dark memory about the reality facing the world today. Scientists are even warning that Hurricane Harvey is just the tip of the iceberg, and more powerful hurricanes are yet to come. Stream Energy assured that no matter what kind of disaster would hit, they would always extend an arm to help everyone.