Help People Affected By Hurricane Harvey

Barsaba Taglieri
Agosto 29, 2017

Once search and rescue has been completed, FEMA will help direct "one of the largest recovery housing missions that the state has ever seen".

The Harris County Flood Control District said it expected the release to start flooding homes around the Addicks and Barker reservoirs. There's even a campaign raising money to help animals impacted by the storm.

As Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc in Houston and other parts of Texas, many couldn't help but recall Hurricane Katrina and the devastating impact it had in New Orleans.

"We want to get home, been on the road and all that but it is what it is", Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus said.

"We are prepared to continue to provide business continuity and service support through redundant systems and secondary power resources indefinitely, so long as refueling resources are available to us".

Trump will arrive on Tuesday morning in Corpus Christi, near where Harvey came ashore on Friday as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years.

Trump said Monday the people in flood-hit areas of Texas and neighboring Louisiana can expect "very rapid action" from Congress to get the disaster relief funding they will need to clean up and rebuild.

Trump said 8,000 federal workers are on the ground in Texas, including many with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

President Donald Trump last week issued a declaration of emergency for Texas, which opens up additional federal funding for disaster relief.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is sending more than 3,000 National Guardsmen to help with rescue efforts.

Flood damage in Texas from Hurricane Harvey may equal that from Katrina, one of the costliest natural disaster in United States history, an insurance research group said on Sunday.

With Harvey, Long said on Monday it was "dang near impossible" to pinpoint beforehand where exactly flooding would occur and that evacuation of the city would have taken days. "We're anticipating over 30,000 people being placed in shelters temporarily".

And the size of the storm means it's not just Texas that must bear its blows.

Many of those people who required rescue will also require a place to stay - which brings us to ...

Meanwhile, the disaster is far from over: Harvey has turned back on itself and is hovering on the Gulf Coast, sucking up more rain and threatening a new landfall tomorrow or Thursday.

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