At least five are dead in Houston due to floods after Hurricane Harvey. Dallas is preparing a “mega-shelter” for people from Houston. Hurricane Harvey’s rains are “beyond anything experienced.” Please join us in praying for the people in Texas affected by the storms.
Flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey is overburdening resources in the country’s fourth-largest city, prompting authorities to call on volunteers with watercraft for help in rescuing those trapped in homes and buildings.An immediate respite from Harvey’s wrath seems unlikely to come. The National Weather Service calls the flooding “unprecedented,” and warns things may become more dire if a forecasted record-breaking 50 inches of rain does fall on parts of Texas in coming days. In anticipation of a worsening situation, Dallas is turning its main convention center into a “mega-shelter” that can host 5,000 evacuees.The rainfall threatens to exacerbate an already dangerous situation, as Harvey’s rains have left many east Texas rivers and bayous swollen to their banks or beyond.
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