Did Hurricane Harvey Really Leave More Than 12 Million People Without Homes?

Our weekly check-in with the PolitiFact Truth-O-Meter.


By Alain StephensDecember 13, 2017 12:14 pm,

Ryan Sitton, a Republican elected to the Texas Railroad Commission in 2014, opened his November guest editorial for Drilling Contractor: “Earlier this year, Hurricane Harvey left more than 12 million people in Texas and Louisiana without homes. The devastation of this storm was more far-reaching than anyone imagined.”

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Hear how Ryan Sitton’s claim scored in the player above.


Written by Jen Rice.