"Tropical Storm Harvey has broken the all-time Texas rainfall record from a tropical storm or hurricane, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.
"Southeast of Houston, a rain gauge at Mary's Creek at Winding Road has picked up 49.32 inches of rain from Harvey, the weather service said. This broke the record of 48 inches set in Medina, Texas, from Amelia in 1978.
"It's only 3 inches from the all-time U.S. rainfall record from a tropical cyclone, which was 52 inches in Hawaii from Hurricane Hiki in 1950." - Doyle Rice/ USA Today (8/29/17)
What the good people of Texas (and others) have done for those that needed their help is Homeric:
Those that have helped are of all colors, races, ethnicities, and those that needed help have been too. In this diversity there are no white supremacists...
"4,000 Red Cross volunteers from across the country are expected along the Gulf Coast.
"'You know, our volunteer force is 90% volunteers from all over the country, our workforce,' said Lloyd Ziel of the American Red Cross, at the convention center in Houston where volunteers are helping victims. 'So, these folks have left their families and left their homes to come here and make sure that the people here in Houston and in Texas are taken care of.'
"A few dozen of those volunteers will come from Maine." - Kayla Fish/ Fox 22, ABC 7 (Bangor, Maine/ 8-28-17)
Please give to the American Red Cross: 2700 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77098/ 713-526-8300
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