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Flooding from Hurricane Harvey hit the city of Houston hard. Real hard. And then Beaumont. And many other parts of Texas. Billions The recovery and rebuilding is expected to be for years to come. However, many wasted no time in getting involved in grassroots efforts to help those impacted by the Harvey. One just have to scroll through social media and you will see so many organizations, music artists, churches, etc. doing some amazing work. Here are a few I’ve come across thus far.
Our Christian family at The Word Church on the grounds. ✊? #Repost @jjohnson80 ・・・ After seemingly being trapped we finally were able to break free and get to help our community! Huge shoutout to our The WORD Church @twc4me and The Fulfillment Project @the_fulfillment_project partners for answering the call once again! We are a long way away from the finish line, but I’m grateful we’ve started! #Houston #HurricaneHarvey #HoustonStrong #Harvey2017 #PrayingForHouston #Repost @hisladyjohnson (@get_repost) ・・・ I’m tired, but what a great day of serving. Being there is nothing like watching it on the news. People are truly hurting?Thanks to the partners of The Word Church who came immediately and started working at the M.O. Campbell Center. The Facilities Manager put The Word Church in charge of the distribution of supplies and it was handled in pure excellence. After hours of working we headed back to The Word Church where the road to recovery has already begun there. I am truly grateful!
Headed to #Beaumont #PortArthur Area With The Gang Gang to make this supply drop.. Grabbed some vegan food for the Office.. Should’ve saw their faces when Eye said Vegan Food ??? Goto @pop_darby page to see all the tags.. Eye’m Thankful for all yall.. #WeAllWeGot Donation Link In My Bio.. #HurricaneHarvey #HurricaneHAARPHarvey
We are still accepting donations but the golden triangle needs water , so I need to get 1 thousand cases to them ! I thought to do it myself ,but so many people have asked to help and really wanna help there you go link in my bio ! BMT PA OC I'm pulling up at tomorrow ! #IllShowRedCrossHowItsDone #linkinmybio #weOurOwnRedCross
(Source: FinalCall.com) Hurricane Harvey unleashed unprecedented rain, causing massive damage in just a three-day span, but the worst was yet to come for Lone Star State.
The terrible Texas storm system began as a tropical wave east of Barbados in the Caribbean gathered strength in the southern area of the Gulf of Mexico and then it struck.
It stalled over Houston for about 24 hours as a Category 3 Hurricane before hitting landfall, and then Aug. 25, Harvey was upgraded to a Category 4 and pummeled the city of Rockport, Texas with 130 mph winds.
Eight people died, according to reports, as Harvey dumped trillions of gallons of rain on Houston and other parts of the state and region. Meteorologists predicted rainfall would reach 50 inches or higher at Final Call presstime.
“You have to keep in mind that flooding is not abnormal in the Houston area, but this storm lingered over this area for so long that it spawned tornadoes that impacted parts of Missouri City and the surrounding areas, and the flooding that came, dropping gallons and gallons of rain,” said Jeffrey Boney, councilman-elect of Missouri City, Texas’ District B and associate editor of the Houston Forward Times.
In three days, Houston received the amount of rain it typically gets in a year and Harvey visited Austin, San Antonio, Central Texas, and moved further northeast and to the east, he stated.
“It was surreal in a couple of instances, just thinking about where do you go? But you have no other place to go but back home and sit put and wait it out and pray and hope for the best,” Mr. Boney told The Final Call.
“What makes this unprecedented is that it is not a 100 year, 500 year, but a 1,000-year flood event, which is to say that it is unprecedented because it goes beyond any records that have been measured in modern times,” said Dr. Abdul Haleem Muhammad, an urban planner, environmental consultant, and Nation of Islam student minister for the Southwest Region. He is based in Houston.
Harvey’s devastating floods poured into the nation’s fourth-largest city and rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground and overwhelmed rescuers who could not keep up with the constant calls for help.