For the second time in two years, Houston residents have faced major flooding from tropical weather. Tropical Storm Imelda dumped 43 inches of rain on Houston last week, killing five. Damage numbers haven’t been finalized yet, but officials say at least 1,000 homes and 10,000 vehicles were affected by flooding.
In 2017, Hurricane Harvey caused $125 billion in damage in Texas, with more than 300,000 structures and 500,000 cars affected. The death toll in the U.S. reached 106.
While effects from Imelda won’t reach Harvey levels, the latest storm was a heavy blow for residents still trying to recover.
Following are some ways people can help:
- Earlier this week, Houston officials, in partnership with the Greater Houston Community Foundation, created an Imelda Assistance Fund.
- Volunteer Houston helps flood victims with clean-up assistance.
- The American Red Cross is always a good option after disasters. Text 90999 to make a $10 donation.