The rain has stopped, and we can see blue sky. The sun just came out. What a beautiful sight! Home, office and hospital made it through, but we are not celebrating with so much heartbreak everywhere. Unfortunately, there are new areas of flooding, new street closures, and new evacuations due to cresting rivers and creeks. Harvey is headed east, to southern Louisiana. I will send a shout of thanks out to the Cajun Navy and all the people from Austin and other cities who have come with boats to the new areas of evacuation.
Here is some information that might be useful:
To find a shelter:
- To help affected by the storm, visit @nvoad’s page for a list of trusted organizations: https://www.nvoad.org/
- To find families and friends or to register yourself as safe, visit the @americanredcross SafeWell Site: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/
- To report a missing child, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited children @1-866-908-9570
- To talk to a professional who can help you cope with emotional distress from the storm, call the @disasterdistressline 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
- Visit FEMA social hub for updates from official emergency management social media accounts, you can download the FEMA mobile app to receive alerts
- Tips on helping kids cope- https://goo.gl/cmhHik
- KHOU’s listing of phone numbers and links http://www.khou.com/weather/harvey/list-emergency-informational-phone-numbers-for-houston-area/468206447
Donate to the Salvation Army and the Red Cross!