Joseph Dowell
 


 

Age: 44



Summary:
temporary fleet maintenance worker with the City of Houston's Department of Public Works and Engineering in Texas who was among one of more than 40 people reported missing and feared dead in the historic Hurricane Harvey tropical storm that killed at least 60 people and damaged or destroyed more than 48,000 homes, offices and other buildings across the state of Texas when it made landfall in southeastern Texas as a Category 4 hurricane along the U.S. Gulf Coast in late August 2017 as the catastrophic flooding continues to devastate the Greater Houston metropolitan area during the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, in which it became the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year period in which no storms of such severity made landfall.




Cause of Death: Drowned in the floodwaters during Hurricane Harvey



Born: February 15, 1973


 
Died: August 27, 2017



Location:
South Houston, Texas