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The Small Town That Gave Rise to Hurricane Harvey Heroes

Nothing tests a town’s spirit like one of the worst natural disasters residents have ever seen.

FINALIST: Katy, TX

When Hurricane Harvey crashed into east Texas, residents in Katy, like most towns in the storm's way, were largely left...


Greenbrier Valley, WV

West Virginians are nothing if not resilient. No matter the crisis thrown at them -- opioid, flooding, or fire, these...


Montecito, CA

It was a tough winter in the idyllic California town of Montecito. First, wildfires, then, a deadly mudslide. Now, the...


Roseland Collegiate Prep in Santa Rosa, CA

When Sonoma County burned in the wildfires of 2017, the community scrambled to help those most affected help get back...

Westport, IN

Like something out of a black and white movie, Westport is one of those classic American small towns with chivalry...


Houston, TX

When Houston was devastated last year by Hurricane Harvey, the city proved what it was made of: nice, kind people,...

Sausalito, CA

Sausalito isn't all easy living and Golden Gate views, it's community, strength, and resilience too. As California wildfires ravaged the...


Rockport, TX

When Hurricane Harvey barreled through the Gulf, it left a devastated Rockport in it's wake. But as the name suggests,...


Gatlinburg, TN

When wildfires swept this community tucked away in the Smoky Mountain, they found refuge in the only place they could...