The torrential and unceasing rainfall in the Houston area is expected to lead to more than 50 inches of rain and catastrophic flooding. Tens of thousands spent the weekend in shelters and countless others are stuck in their homes. Emergency dispatchers are overwhelmed.
As was the case in previous disasters, the American people rallied to help support those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Many residents are in fear of what they will find when able to return home and will need help getting back on their feet for some time.
How You Can Help
Donations to the Red Cross for those affected by Harvey can be made online, or text HARVEY to 90999.
Donations to the Salvation Army can be made online.
Catholic Charities is accepting donations online, or text CCUSADISASTER to 71777 to donate.
Airbnb is waiving all service fees for those affected by the disaster and checking in between Aug. 23 and Sept. 1.
Photo credited to New York Times