Canadian engineer Raihan Khondker said his family safely left their home in southeastern Texas, but he was forced to return to the Bay City area as part of a support team at a nuclear power plant.
For three days, Khondker, who is from Toronto, has been working tirelessly to manage “one thing after another,” driving through water-choked streets to bring supplies to engineers at the plant who are running out of food.
South Texas nuclear plant ready to weather Hurricane Harvey
By Ryan Maye Handy Published 5:33 pm, Friday, August 25, 2017
Reactor one of the South Texas Project nuclear power plant is seen on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Photo: Billy Calzada, Staff / San Antonio Express-News
The South Texas Project nuclear power plant on the Gulf Coast was fully operational on Friday, as Hurricane Harvey worked its way towards landfall Friday night.
The plant is in Matagorda County, which is in under a mandatory evacuation order, and is prepared for the hurricane, which is expected to hit the coast north of Corpus Christi as a category 3 storm. A team of 175 people will work the plant through the storm, said South Texas Project spokesman Buddy Eller.
Photo: Billy Calzada, Staff