Senior living providers brace for Hurricane Irma while launching relief efforts in Texas

As senior living providers in Florida brace for the possible effects of Hurricane Irma, operators with properties in Texas are beginning relief efforts to help those affected by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey.

Harvey made landfall Aug. 25 as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of more than 130 mph, causing catastrophic flooding and damage. The most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years, Harvey brought more than 50 inches of rain to Houston. Officials count at least 60 deaths related to the storm, according to some media reports.

Erickson Living has contributed $2 million to its newly created Eagle's Trace Employee Relief Fund to assist staff members of its Eagle's Trace retirement community in West Houston, and to their families, the company announced Sunday.



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