Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Rockport, Texas on Thursday. The small coastal town of approximately 10,000 people was left devastated by Harvey, which first made landfall on the area.
Helping to remove debris and facilitate the cleanup effort, Pence assured Rockport residents that the federal government would support them on their long path to recovery.
“We promise you, we’re going to stay with you every step until we bring Southeast Texas back bigger and better than ever before,” said Pence.
The Vice President’s visit comes days after President Donald Trump traveled to Corpus Christi to meet with federal, state and local leaders.
With storm damage exceeding expectations, the region will need far more than visits to get back on track. Although, giving the citizens of Texas a sense of security is the first step to recuperation.