Houston Flooding (Harris County) May 2016
On April 19th, a flood of water hit Houston, TX. Over 1,000 homes have been enveloped in the water, causing families to seek refuge.
CitiImpact has relief crews for cooking and supplies for the victims of this natural disaster in Houston on standby.
A river Flood Warning remains in effect for the Cypress Creek…East Fork San Jacinto…Lake Creek…Little Cypress Creek…Peach Creek…San Jacinto River… Spring Creek…West Fork San Jacinto…Willow Creek.
The Flood Warning continues for The Cypress Creek At Cypresswood Drive as of April 20th, 2016.
- until further notice…or until the warning is canceled.
- At 0739 PM Tuesday the stage was 69.3 feet.
- Minor flooding is occurring and flooding is forecast.
- Flood stage is 64.2 feet.
Houston Flooding Youtube Video Rescue
Economic Effects Of Flooding
During floods (especially flash floods), roads, bridges, farms, houses and automobiles are destroyed. People become homeless. Additionally, the government deploys firemen, police and other emergency apparatuses to help the affected. All these come at a heavy cost to people and the government. It usually takes years for affected communities to be re-built and business to come back to normalcy. – http://eschooltoday.com/natural-disasters/floods/effects-of-flooding.html. That’s why contacting foundation repair companies like this one is a good place to start on the road to recovery.
Did you know that the cost of all floodings in the USA in 2011 was $8,640,031,956 (approx 8.5B USD)? –http://www.nws.noaa.gov/hic/
News About The Flood From CNN
At the height of the flooding, about 123,000 homes had no power, said CenterPoint Energy, the utility company that serves most of the Houston area.
By midday Tuesday, crews had restored power to most of the homes.
And the city has started making schedules for debris collection, said Janice Evans, spokeswoman for the mayor’s office.
But given Houston’s flat topography, the floodwaters won’t disappear anytime soon, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said.
How You Can Help The Houston Flood Victims
Victims in Disaster situations require immediate relief aid, transitional recovery assistance and long-term resilience. CitiIMPACT believes that local churches are uniquely positioned to lead the way.
Forging partnerships with local faith communities, CitiIMPACT brings organizational experience, a calming influence, and resources from it’s nationwide partners to make a difference in others’ lives.
Ways you can help people…
- Donate Financially For Flood Victims
- Volunteer To Help Flood Victims
- Donate Materials & Surplus Goods
Many people have helped flood victims in recent years through volunteering, through donating money or from material donations from surplus goods. Communities have been banding together to recuperate as much of their belongings as they can. With this collaborative effort, these communities can quickly rebuild their lives and their homes. While homes are being rebuilt, people affected by this disaster should work with professionals like Buric Heating & Air (www.burichvac.com/silver-spring-heating-furnace/) to restore heating in their homes after the water damaged home heating systems. The sooner their homes can be heated, the sooner they can begin the long process of getting rid of the moisture. Reducing foundational damage to homes will need to be a focus for communities affected which is why they will need all the help they can get. Don’t forget, donations can be tax deductible. For the Louisiana flooding, we were able to send over 100 semi loads of supplies and relief aid to the victims of the disaster.