“It makes me proud to be living in a state where the people are truly a community watching out for each other,” says Connie Hawes, finance director of the City of Cuero.

As in every town in Harvey’s path, city staff worked tirelessly and emergency responders heroically rescued residents in peril.

“It was wonderful to see the teamwork and camaraderie in time of need. The citizens of Cuero came together to help one another, giving of themselves through volunteering or donating food, clothes and transportation,” she added.

Though the storm destroyed approximately 1,500 trees and the city has collected over 36,000 cubic yards of debris, “Cuero is almost back to normal, and we pray for those in other communities who are still struggling.”