The devastation from the effects of Hurricane — now Tropical Storm — Harvey is still unfolding in Texas.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Brock Long said that 50 counties in Texas are affected by the flooding and that a tremendous amount of rainfall is in the cards for southwest Louisiana, The Associated Press reported. The rain and floods have been blamed in at least two deaths.
Several disaster relief organizations have mobilized to offer aid and shelter for victims. Here are a few ways you can help those efforts.
— American Red Cross (@RedCross) August 26, 2017
— Salvation Army USA (@SalvationArmyUS) August 25, 2017
— UnitedWayHouston (@HouUnitedWay) August 27, 2017
Several animal shelters and pet rescue organizations throughout Texas are also evacuating and taking in pets affected by Harvey.
— SPCA of Texas (@spcaoftexas) August 25, 2017
— SA Humane Society (@sahumane) August 26, 2017
Own a place in Texas or know of anyone who has a place there? Airbnb hosts can house displaced residents and relief workers deployed to help. Service fees are waived for those checking in by Friday.
Airbnb has activated our host community to open their homes for $0 for those evacuating for Hurricane Harvey. https://t.co/bSXZPgh1HE
— Airbnb Help (@AirbnbHelp) August 25, 2017