Former KFYR-TV anchor turned Houstonian talks about Hurricane Harvey

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HOUSTON, N.D. - The rain from Hurricane Harvey has finally ended in Houston, but floodwaters are slowly receding, and cleanup efforts are just beginning.

Former KFYR-TV sports anchor Joe Karlgaard is now an athletic director at a Houston college. ​

He spoke with us about the damage in Houston and surrounding areas.

Karlgaard was in Australia when the storm hit the Texas coast.

He says his family is okay, and his property was unscathed.

Karlgaard is back in Houston at Rice University, where they are trying to locate student athletes and staff and trying to help those who have been displaced.

"I was living in Ohio when Hurricane Katrina hit, and I've watched earthquakes from afar. It's a different feeling when you live in the city that's impacted. As I watched news reports, I was overcome with emotion a couple of time. It's just really hard to watch people struggle. And I love this city, and I love the people. I know we'll come back strong, but it's been difficult," said Karlgaard.

Karlgaard suggests donating to the JJ Watts Fund, the Mayor Sylvester Turner Fund, or the Houston Food Bank if you would like to help out.