Emergency workers rescued many more soaked and frightened people in southeast Texas on Tuesday as floodwaters continued to rise and officials counseled patience, warning that conditions would not improve soon.
The slow-moving, record-shattering tropical storm Harvey battered the region for a sixth straight day and began to move into southwest Louisiana, where it made its second landfall. With hundreds of thousands of people under evacuation orders, shelters in Houston filled to bursting with people who craved some news about the safety of their loved ones and the state of their homes.
For now, the city’s focus “will continue to be on rescue,” and not on damage assessment — much less recovery — Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, said at a news conference.
Bass Pro just announced they will be donating 80 tracker boats to government agencies and rescue organizations to help with relief efforts in Texas.
Fox News reports:
Rescue crews are relying on boats to navigate the city of Houston and other areas in southeastern Texas experiencing massive flooding.
Officials say more than 3,000 people have been rescued, and local agencies have asked residents who own boats to assist the rescue effort.
The fishing and outdoors retailer said it will send the Tracker boats to government agencies and rescue organizations.
Bass Pro is also donating $40,000 in supplies, including protein-rich foods like beef jerky and peanuts for those in the field. The truckloads of supplies will support the American Red Cross and Convoy of Hope, a group based in Bass Pro’s hometown of Springfield, Missouri.
(via: Conservative Post)