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By Karla Pomeroy

Surviving and rebuilding

Christensen family reaches out to help others while receiving help after Hurricane Harvey


September 15, 2017


RJ Christensen and more than 50 friends removed debris from his home and his neighbors' homes at Oak Hills Village in Houston, Texas, following Hurricane Harvey. The pile of wet debris lined the street in front of the home.

WORLAND - Looking back to the start of Hurricane Harvey on Friday, Aug. 25, RJ Christensen said this week that he would not have evacuated any earlier than he did because he would not have had the chance to help his neighbors during the flood, as well as after the flood.

Christensen and his family evacuated on Monday, Aug. 28, from their Houston, Texas, home in Oak Hills Village. There had been no mandatory evacuation order and history for the neighborhood showed that it had not flooded. The neighborhood was not in a flood plain, Christensen said. Since it was not in a flood plain he and hi...

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