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The Disaster of Hurricane Harvey

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 Half way across the country, Houston Texas is experiencing Hurricane Harvey which is currently leaving catastrophic damages to the Texas community. As of now, the hurricane as dumped 19 trillion gallons of rainwater causing massive flooding to spread throughout the coastal range with winds blowing up to 132 mph. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is calling it the ‘the worst disaster in Texas history’. The hurricane is also becoming the most expensive Hurricane in U.S. history estimating about $160 billion dollars in damages. As of now the death toll is up to 38 confirmed american deaths and 1,000 homes that have been completely wiped out.

Schools, convention centers, churches,and other buildings are filling up fast with fleeing survivors of the storm. 300,000 people are without electricity and 30,000 have been displaced from their homes and their businesses as they fled more inland to crowded shelters that are running out of supplies. Businesses across the country have already donated $72 million to aid the people have been negatively affected by Hurricane Harvey’s disastrous path. If you would like to aid in the efforts of helping the evacuees in shelters and to the rebuilding process you can click this link to donate at:  redcross.org.

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