Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Hurricane Harvey How You Can Help

Many of our fellow Texans will be impacted by Hurricane Harvey that’s expected to make landfall near the major coastal city of Corpus Christi tonight.

The storm is expected to become a Category 3 hurricane this afternoon with winds in excess of 110 mph. Forecasters predict Harvey to be the strongest storm to hit the United States in more than a decade.

Hurricane Harvey could dump up to three feet of rain in some areas as the storm lingers over southern Texas and Louisiana during the next week. Flash flooding and storm surges are expected and that has sent thousands of Texans fleeing out of harms way further north.

Although North Texans are not directly affected by Harvey, there are ways you can help our neighbors to the south. The Red Cross is preparing for a large response effort and is setting up shelters with supplies like cots, blankets, personal items, food and water.

The Red Cross is asking for donations to help in their efforts. If you would like to help, visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Donations of used clothing etc. are discouraged primarily because of the massive efforts involved in storing and sorting such items. Your monetary donation enables the Red Cross to use the money where it is most needed.