Over the last decade, the Jucker Family has been forced to close their family bakery in Texas multiple times due to severe flooding. Owner Robert Jucker recalls it took nine months to reopen after 2008's Hurricane Ike.
Hurricane Harvey brought 1 trillion gallons of rain to Harris County, Texas in 2017, making more than 750 roads impassable, causing 24 hospitals to evacuate, and flooding the Jucker family's bakery with 4-plus feet of water. They reopened 17 days after Hurricane Harvey, but "many Houston businesses … never reopened and others are still struggling."
Watch as he talks about his family's experience, and why they are joining more than 500 small businesses across the country in support of flood-ready infrastructure.
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