As the stormy weather rolls in, a Houston-area farmer is worried about his family’s future after a farm on his land was washed away by Hurricane Harvey.
The man is worried his family will have to leave his land because he doesn’t have insurance to cover damage from the storm.
“If it gets to that point, then we’re going to have to relocate,” said Jason Smith.
“And that’s the worst part.”
He said the storm also damaged his home, which is only 30 feet from his farm, and knocked out his power, water, and gas.
But now he’s worried about being able to feed his family, so he’s going to need a new tractor and more time to repair.
“This is going to be a really long winter,” Smith said.
“We’re going out into the country in two months.”
A lot of farmers in the Houston area were hit hard by Hurricane Irma.
But they’re hoping that the storm is a lesson to farmers that it can be a tough time in the early months of a new crop.
Some said they hope the storm taught them a lesson.
“I’m glad it’s gone and hopefully it’ll be a lesson for people in the future,” said Bill Smith, who owns a small farm in Houston.
“When you’re trying to get a job, it’s important to have the best equipment.
It’s important for a lot of things.
But it’s going be very hard.”
The National Weather Service said Hurricane Harvey is expected to be downgraded to a tropical storm over the next several days.
The storm is forecast to become a tropical depression by Thursday.
Weather conditions could worsen as it heads toward the Southeast, which could see up to five to six inches of rain, the National Weather Forecast Center said.