Flooding has been a concern from the start with the Houston area once meteorologists determined Harvey’s path. Now, Houston is finding themselves in the middle of the devastation and looking for any help they can get.
Today, Governor Abbott has declared several counties in a state of disaster. He urged Texans to help out in any way they can and shared that aide would be coming from several different states. There is much more heavy rainfall expected in the area. Those trying to evacuate are running into flooding on the highways so many are being advised to stay home and find a safe place. There has been a call for those who own boats to use them to help with rescues. More than 2,000 rescues have already been made. People have been reported to have even used buses and dump trucks to carry large groups of people from their home towards safety. The community is coming together and volunteering to help. Texans helping Texans. Even still, there is a great need for those who can help to do so as the magnitude of rescues requested is staggering.
Closer to home, people who live close to the Colorado River are being urged to evacuate. The river is expected to crest, Monday. It is said that the river has not been that high since the 1930s. Residents are expected to be away from their homes for 72 hours.
The damage we’re seeing is heart breaking but we’re seeing glimpses of light by the many stories coming out showing citizens helping rescue each other. Please continue to pray for Texas. There are many who have lost so much. You can make financial contributions to the Austin Disaster Relief Network. They will be sending out teams to help all who have be affected by Harvey.