Just one of the many areas flooded in the Conroe, Texas area. (Photo: Courtesy of Jim Beathard)

In the coming weeks and months, the true scale of Hurricane Harvey’s destruction will be revealed. However, for some, the full extent of Harvey’s damage will never be quantified. Far too many individuals and families have lost it all — cars, homes, loved ones and the belief that they will ever truly be safe again. 

Jimmy C. Beathard considers himself pretty lucky in the grand scheme of things. His lake house was surrounded by a foot and-a-half of water, but because he sealed his doors and the gaps in the bricks with silicon, not a drop of water got into his house. His boat came loose during the storm; now it’s just a matter of retrieving it. 

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