HURRICANE (T.S.) HARVEY CONTINUES HIS RAMPAGE IN TEXAS

posted by Mark Robertson - 

• Harvey has unloaded 9 trillion gallons of water — 5 trillion to 10 trillion additional gallons could fall before things wrap up midweek.

• Average 9 trillion gallons over the lower 48 states, that’s the equivalent of about 0.17 inches of rain occupying every square inch.

• The total rainfall from the storm is likely to tally up to a widespread 15 to 30 inches, with a few localized spots picking up 50 inches or more.

• Deaths: The New York Times reports that five deaths and more than a dozen injuries have been attributed to Harvey in southeast Texas. Both figures are expected to rise.

• Houston police say that more than 1,200 people had been rescued for far, with no end in sight

• The Federal Emergency Management Agency expects recovery to take “years … This disaster is going to be a landmark event.”

• The American Red Cross is taking online donations of money. You can text a donation as well by texting HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

• The Anheuser-Busch brewery plant in Cartersville, Georgia, stopped bottling beer to bottle drinking water to ship to areas hard hit by Hurricane Harvey. More than 50,000 cans of emergency drinking water were packed up.

• You probably saw this very disturbing photo: 15 Senior citizens sitting in feet-deep water at a Dickinson, Texas, assisted living community. The owner made call after call begging for help but only after the photo was posted and went viral were they rescued. The photo shows at least eight people, and one cat, sitting in a room with water up to their waists. A total of 18 people were rescued. 

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