Harvey Response Begins As Storm Continues Its Devastation
Harvey stormed ashore as a Category 4 hurricane and has left a path of devastation. As of Saturday afternoon, officials say that ½ of Texas’ 25+ million residents and 1/3 of Texas’ landmass has been impacted by Harvey. The cities of Rockport and Victoria have been particularly hard hit. At this writing 12 million people are under flash food warnings and tornados are being seen around Houston, so more damage is imminent.
A Somebody Cares team has arrived in Corpus Christi and is currently assessing the damage and needs along the coast from there northward to Victoria and Rockport. Since Harvey continues to dump rain as a Tropical Storm, many additional communities in and around Galveston, Houston, the Texas Hill Country and surrounding areas are preparing for evacuation due to the expectation of severe flooding. Current plans are to establish a first staging area and service base in Victoria where we will begin serving hot meals in conjunction with ministry partner, Mercy Chefs, and distributing needed supplies. We continue to be in constant communication with churches, ministry partners and government agencies so we have real time assessments. Of course, these plans may change and will expand as conditions and needs on the ground shift.
The scale of this disaster is expected to be unprecedented in recent history with millions of families, homes and businesses impacted. Please pray for those who are being impacted by this on-going storm; and give a generous donation today so we can rush real aid to meet the needs of real people!
Please pray for those who are being impacted by this on-going storm; and give a generous donation today so we can rush real aid to meet the needs of real people! Help Now!