Disaster Site Updates

Historic Flooding in SE Texas


Major flooding, some say historic, has occurred in SE TX around the Houston area over the past few days with 20″ of rain accumulated over a short period of time.  Already early damage reports total the estimated damages at over $5 billion in Harris County (Houston area) and the rain continues to fall; rain is expected through Thursday with 1-3 more inches predicted. Over 3,000 square miles were flooded. There have been over 1,800 high water rescues and a few fatalities. Forty-five roads are closed and many others are almost impassable. There are 14 shelters currently open in 4 counties.  All of this is in addition to severe flooding in E TX earlier where 6,000 people have registered for assistance. This is the wettest April ever in the area. Several PCA members have flooded homes. We will be meeting with local and presbytery PCA leadership at Spring Cypress PCA – Houston Metro, to assess how we might respond. Please check back here for more information as it becomes available. To register as a MNA Disaster Response Volunteer, please click here.


 MS Flood – Clarksdale MS

During the recent flood event in LA and MS over 700 homes were flooded in MS. The MS Valley Presbytery shower trailer is deployed to Rayville LA to assist Homeland Security in their work in LA. First Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Clarksdale MS is reaching out to help those affected in their community and need your help. The local leadership is currently working to help seven families from their church membership that were affected by the flood waters. They also desire to reach out to the greater community with mercy ministry and help their neighbors and need additional day volunteers. Click here for a Clarksdale MS Site Fact Sheet with more information. If you would like to volunteer with this outreach, please click here and register as a disaster response volunteer and contact Sherry Lanier at slanier@pcanet.org.

 

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