Houston Temple rededicated after Hurricane Harvey destruction
HOUSTON, TX – KSL has sent two crews to cover Game 5 of the Utah Jazz, Houston Rocket series, but while we were in the Lone Star state we wanted to check in on the Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.
The Houston Texas Temple was recently rededicated after it sustained significant water damage from Hurricane Harvey. The temple, in Spring, TX, was closed for repairs for about 8 months while crews worked to restore flood damage in the temple annex building, basement and main floor.
Officials with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints say water reached more than a foot high on the first floor.
“For that to be flooded, it killed me because to no longer have that here was probably the most devastating part of everything here. Sure we’re sad that we lost our home and our stuff, but you just can’t replace the opportunity to go to the temple,” said Houston East Mission President Spencer Hewlett of Centerville, UT.
The mission home he and his family were living in, in Kingwood, TX, was destroyed by the storm.
According to LDS officials, the Houston Texas Temple was the 97th operating temple and the second built in Texas.
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