Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast near Rockport as a category 4 storm on August 25th. It left tremendous wind damage in the area, but its most dramatic impact would be felt in the following days as it moved slowly up the Texas coast, where it stalled over Houston and dumped nearly 52 inches of rainfall, resulting in record-breaking flooding. Despite having dealt with severe flooding of the Brazos River in Brazoria County a year earlier, Freeport LNG and its employees stepped up again to help those affected by Harvey. Employees would volunteer with community and disaster relief groups. The company, Michael and Iris Smith and limited partners like GIP continue to help with monetary assistance programs and donations to local aid organizations including the United Way of Brazoria County and the Greater Houston Community Foundation.