Do you intend to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims?

Jay Jacobs
September 2, 2017

ADRIAN FLORIDO, BYLINE: Hi, Ari.

Flood victims look for clothing at a shelter in the George R. Brown Convention Center during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

After facing a second night on a cot with her mother, two sisters and three dogs, Tania Flores was ready to wake up Wednesday thinking about going home. "There's still an terrible lot of real estate and a lot of people who are going to feel the impacts of the storm". He said the city is preparing to house people for weeks but is also talking to FEMA about the transition process and long-term housing. Meanwhile, officials say at no point has the city been out of shelter space. The mega-shelter will be their chance to get to work.

FLORIDO: My sense is that, yes - right? - because not only are these two big Red Cross shelters here in the center of the city. Showers are now being set up, doctors are on site and there is a fully functioning pharmaceutical area and emergency room. But it is a shelter where people are safe.

MILES O'BRIEN: We just got an update from Rachel after we spoke. Other major cities in Texas have opened their doors as well.

He added, "All members of the team who I have spoken with are excited to be part of the effort and recognize the importance of helping address this need".

Edwards said he expects Texas officials to decide within 48 hours whether to accept his offer, which comes as Louisiana deals with its own flooding.

Arkema expects chemical fire at flooded Texas plant
The plant's owner said the situation at its plant in Crosby about 40km north east of Houston "has become serious". The company said in a site status update that regulatory agencies have also been notified of the situation.


Keanna Hanna arrived early Tuesday after the elementary school she was sheltering in began to flood.

Water in the Houston Ship Channel, one of the nation's busiest waterways, which serves the Port of Houston and Houston's petrochemical complex, is at levels never seen before, Lindner said. Since the storm hit she said she's already waited in many long lines for help. "And then we'll respond based on that". And he had a cart full of stuff. And that was from - that was my daughter's diaper bag.

Terranysha Ferguson holds her son, Christian Phillips as she sits with the rest of her family at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on Sunday. My house was flooded out and we lost everything. The young and elderly stopped and smiled at the duo, who brought clothes and activity packs to the children at the convention center. Nonetheless, he just was really happy to go home, and he was excited that the water was gone from his neighborhood so that he could get back and start trying to rebuild.

"I was excited. I was supposed to start yesterday, but Hurricane Harvey had a change of plans", she says, sitting under a Red Cross blanket on the floor of the convention center. What's it like in there? But that doesn't mean people are going to love staying in the garage. There are separate areas for eating. Jones is a social worker who works in crisis mental health at an outpatient clinic at UT Health in Houston. There are also a lot of advocacy and nonprofit organizations that have set up to provide services to folks.

The people that are staying here that had to evacuate their homes that I have talked with, they say they feel relatively comfortable. "I'm glad we are able to use our resources this way".

Once evacuees arrive and go through a security screening, they check in. Even furniture stores have been converted into makeshift shelters for the displaced.

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