Hurricane Harvey Stats:
- Harvey came in with record shattering winds at 130 MPH
- The last Hurricane to hit landfall in the US with this magnitude was Hurricane Wilma, 12 years ago
- 9 years since the last hurricane to hit Texas
- 56 years since a major hurricane hit landfall in Texas
- Houston had 24.83 inches of rain in just 3 days
- August 27th alone had 16.07 inches of rain
- There were 19 tornadoes reported on August 25th-26th
- Hurricane Harvey beat the record rainfall of 48″ from Hurricane Amelia in 1978 with 52″ of rain, tying with a cyclone hitting Hawaii in 1950
I want to start off by thanking everyone for the texts and prayers for me, my family, Houston and Texas. Without a doubt, this is a tough time for everyone here and we appreciate your care and concern. There really aren’t any words to describe this horrific event here. We are hearing words like record breaking, catastrophic, devastating, indescribable… But these words can’t compare to the pain Houstonians are experiencing.
Saying that, secondly, I want to provide some links for anyone who is interested in donating or helping. Houston will take any kind of help we can get, as this will be a long process trying to build the city back up. CoreLogic is predicting around $40 billion in damages – any little bit will help.
Ways to Donate:
- Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund through Americares
- Donate gently used furniture to the Houston Furniture Bank
- American Red Cross or Salvation Army
- You can also text Harvey to 90999 to donate $10 through American Red Cross
- Buy a Shirt through Y’allsome – 100% profit goes to flood relief for Texas
- Donate diapers or money to the Texas Diaper Bank – Diapers are not provided by disaster relief agencies
- Donate blood to the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center – Specifically asking for O Positive and O Negative
- Help bring volunteers to Texas by donating money to Team Rubicon
- Houston Flood Relief Fund Organized by JJ Watt through YouCaring
These are just a few ways Texas is asking for help. There are many more ways to donate or help clean up/repair. We are looking for volunteers for shelters now and after the hurricane and will also be needing volunteers to help repair the city. Just remember, we will be suffering long after Harvey leaves and will greatly need help then too. Thank you again, everyone!! It doesn’t go unnoticed or unappreciated!
The following are some photos by me, friends and family, some I did take from Facebook:
The following 3 photos are my parents’ house 🙁
My workplace is going under as well :/
The above is my exit I take after work^
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers! I will continue to share information as needed.