Shocking Statistics from Hurricane Harvey, and Why You Should Prepare!

DKI is busy monitoring the floods in Houston and its surrounding areas, and working with our clients to ensure their safety during this tragic event. We have support from our member companies from all over the country, on the ground, to assist those impacted!


Harvey is one of the worst flood disasters in U.S. history, with record-breaking rainfall. Here are some of its shocking statistics:

  • Up to 30% of Harris County, including Houston, is under water (NOLA)
  • Some areas received more rain in one hour than they typically receive during the entire month of August. (AccuWeather)
  • The Cedar Bayou recorded 51.88 inches of rain
  • A gauge at Clear Creek and one along Marys Creek reported rainfall totals of 49.4 inches and 49.2 inches, respectively

As a reminder, September is National Preparedness Month. While you should be prepared all year round, it’s surprising to learn that, although 8 out of 10 Americans feel unprepared for a catastrophic event, only 1 in 10 have taken the appropriate preparedness steps (recent data from the Red Cross)!

Please don’t allow a catastrophic natural disaster to sneak up on you! Prepare now!

If you or your clients have been impacted by the floods, please call our 24/7 emergency line for help right away: 866-277-2977!


(ELK GROVE VILLAGE., Ill. August 25, 2017) – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, is ready to assist those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Harvey has strengthened into a category 3 hurricane, and is forecast to make landfall along the Texas coast Friday evening or early Saturday morning. Devastatingly severe rain and flooding, winds and storm surge are the major concerns along the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas.

With DKI’s national footprint and its resources, DKI has the capability to access affected areas and respond immediately to any size loss.

If you or someone you know is impacted, please call DKI’s 24-hour emergency line 866-277-2977.

About DKI

DKI, headquartered in Chicago, is the largest disaster restoration contracting organization in North America. DKI franchise member companies provide full service restoration to their customers: emergency response, water damage mitigation, fire and contents cleaning, mold remediation, complete reconstruction and much more, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. DKI returns damaged property to its pre-loss condition quickly and efficiently, delivering complete satisfaction to its consumer, insurance, and corporate customers. For more information about DKI, visit its website at