Our thoughts are with the people of Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
With the EMDA Fall Convention scheduled for November 7-9 in Houston, we’ll keep members updated as we learn more from our convention partners in the Houston area.
- The Hyatt Regency Houston hotel has remained dry and fully functioning during the storm.
- Houston’s convention campus / Avenida Houston and surrounding hotels sustained no damage (this includes the Hyatt Regency Houston).
- Both airports (HOU and IAH) reopened on August 30 at 4 p.m. with limited service, with full service expected by the weekend. Service remains limited at both airports on August 31.
- We’ll be checking on off-site locations in the next week, after they’ve had a chance to assess any damage and get through this week.
City of Houston Relief Response
City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible flood relief donations for victims that have been affected by the recent floods. The fund will be housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations can be made to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund here: https://ghcf.org/hurricane-relief/.
Our friends at the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association say it best: “Among ways we plan to contribute to the recovery is simply by being there in November, dining in city restaurants, visiting local attractions, and demonstrating our confidence in the city’s comeback effort.”