$17,000 raised to send a steadfast Texas meteorologist on a post-Harvey vacation

Tech 2-9-2017 Mashable 44

Throughout the storms and flooding caused by Harvey, many Houston residents turned to one voice for answers: Jeff Linder. 

Meteorologist for the Harris County Flood Control District, Linder delivered clear, reassuring, and composed updates as flooding reached unprecedented levels. He was on TV and Twitter both for nearly 24/7, guiding Houstonians as they decided whether to evacuate and how. 

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Now that the storms have passed, and as recovery begins, the people who relied on Linder for days want to pay him back. One viewer created a GoFundMe campaign to send Linder on a well-deserved vacation.  Read more...

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