HOUSTON — The flooding and damage from Hurricane Harvey continue in Texas as the recovery effort begins. The Texas Nursery & Landscape Association has been working the phones to find out how its members are doing.
Though the association reported that many of its members have not yet been able to get into their offices and locations to inspect damage yet, TNLA is finding other ways to reach out.
The association has set up a form on its website to take stock of the current situation. It's designed to help growers and landscape companies by giving them the opportunity to "check in" and note if they have been affected by the disaster.
The form includes several questions website visitors can answer, with the aim of providing help to those who need it. The questions include their name, how they are faring, if they need assistance and the best email and phone number to reach them right now.
TNLA also participated in #LandscapeChat on Twitter Wednesday, answering questions about how green industry allies can help. The association reported that many of its members will be without labor. Equipment is also an issue, with much lost in the hurricane and resulting flooding. Low inventory of plant material is also expected to be a concern.
TNLA plans to compile a list of needs, which will be posted on its website. The coordination of resources like equipment and tools will be difficult, but essential in the rebuilding process.
For more: www.tnlaonline.org
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