Death Toll Rises As Pleas For Help Continue

Tropical Storm Harvey will continue to dump rain on the Texas Gulf coast today, a region already inundated with catastrophic flooding. 

The storm is expected to make landfall again Wednesday after picking up more moisture in the Gulf of Mexico. Harvey is projected to weaken into a tropical depression as it heads into Louisiana and Arkansas Thursday and Friday.

At least nine people are reportedly dead in catastrophic flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey.  That number could climb as heavy rain keeps falling, rivers keep rising, and surging floodwaters keep spreading across Houston and Southeast Texas.  

Flash flood warnings are in effect through this morning.  

The Red Cross is making a plea for both volunteers and money in the response to "Harvey". 

 Money needed desperately.  

There is no mechanism to take care of products.  If you care to help, click on the link below for ways you can help.


Meantime, the Daiken Animal Center is getting some of the animals that were evacuated from Texas in the aftermath of the flooding.  

When Congress passed a 2006 law, it required states that accepted federal disaster aid to also have evacuation plans for pets.  

Officials at the Daiken Center say that the pets they have received are being cared for, quarantined for now and being evaluated.  T

hey can always use either financial or product help.  

If you can, here is a link to the Daiken Center.


(picture with thanks by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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