As rain continues to fall and flood waters rise in Houston, The Salvation Army continues providing emergency assistance throughout the city. Four Salvation Army shelters have opened their doors to those evacuating their homes – Harbor Light Center, Sally’s House, Family Residence and Conroe Red Shield lodge. More than 70 people rescued are currently staying at the Pasadena Salvation Army. As additional areas of the city become accessible Salvation Army units are ready to move in and serve those in need. Other locations remain on standby to serve.
Drewery Construction, Inc. will take a trailer of supplies every day at 6pm … to a location near Huffman at First Baptist Church to help several hundred evacuees. You can drop off items 24 hours a day at at Drewery Construction, Inc. offices, 902 SE Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches. Things to bring are personal toiletries, diapers both for babies and adults, non-perishable food supplies, water, cleaning supplies, diapers, wipes, toilet paper, trash bags, body wash, bleach, etc….. Other Locations to Drop off Items include: Calvary Chapel Lufkin, 1st Baptist Lufkin, Kelty’s Baptist, Holly Baptist, Harvest Point, and KSWP/KAVX.
Denman Ave Baptist Church left yesterday 08/28/17 at 4pm today to help deliver food to St Joes Hospital. The staff is out of food – patients have food but the staff is in need of refreshment until FEMA help arrives. Another trip is possible in the future. Needed items include sandwich making supplies, chips, PB&Jelly, drinks, water & paper goods . 100% of all donations will go to this effort.
Impact in Nacogdoches, 801 E Main, is collecting for weekly trips to affected areas, not just Houston. Clothing is needed, but also cleaning supplies, diapers, wipes, toilet paper, trash bags, body wash, bleach.
Screen Geeks will accept donations of basic items like toiletries and hygiene products for those in need. Donations can be dropped off at Screen Geeks in Lufkin, 2950 South John Redditt Drive, Suite 107. Please drop off donations between the hours of 9am-7pm Monday-Friday.
1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills — From whence comes my help?
2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.
Schools Closures Thru August 29th
Big Sandy ISD (aka Dallardsville)
Schools Closures Thru August 30th
Schools Closures Thru September 5th
I found an image of Brad Hlozek showing one of possible track for Hurricane Harvey through the end of the week. Brad would tell me this is only a forecast, I would agree, but if you will note the track Hurricane Harvey could take… IT WILL BE OUT OF EAST TEXAS BY THURSDAY or FRIDAY!
Flash Flood Warnings for Jasper and Newton Texas
Several Watches for Flash Flood for:
Angelina County, Cherokee County, Houston County, Nacogdoches County, Northern Jasper County, Northern Newton County, Polk County, Sabine County, San Augustine County, Shelby County, Trinity County, Tyler County
Samaritan Purse Relief Units Arrive in Texas to Help After Hurricane Harvey’s Punch. Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief units are now in Texas as Harvey’s deadly fury has moved inland and continues to pummel the state, especially flood-prone Houston. Our teams are ready to go in and help homeowners in Jesus’ Name as soon as we are able to access affected communities.
When the Category 4 hurricane came ashore late Friday night, the coastal town of Rockport suffered considerable damage and at least one fatality has been reported there. Now Houston is getting battered, with more than three feet of rain having fallen in the last 24 hours. At least two people have drowned, and more than 1,000 people have been rescued—many of those from rooftops. Houston remains under a tropical storm warning, and rains could last four to five more days.
“We are praying for God’s protection for those in the storm’s path.”—Franklin Graham
“My heart continues to be heavy for the good people of South Texas as they begin to deal with the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey—and the flood waters are still rising in many areas,” said Franklin Graham, Samaritan’s Purse president. “We have pre-positioned Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief trucks and materials outside Dallas and will be moving into the hardest hit areas as soon as we are given the all-clear by the state authorities. We hope that over the next few months there will be thousands of volunteers who will want to come and help those whose homes have been damaged by this destructive storm.”
Though the remnants of Hurricane Harvey are now classified as a tropical storm, torrential rains and catastrophic flooding remain a terrible threat to residents. The tropical storm could continue pouring water on Texas for days, with up to 50 inches of rain possible in some areas through Wednesday. Tornadoes have been spotted, with more possible. It is estimated that about 340 billion gallons of rain has inundated the area.
Harvey is the first Category 4 storm to wallop the U.S. since Hurricane Charley hit Florida in August 2004. The last time the Texas Coastal Bend suffered through a Category 4 hurricane was 1961. Much of southeast Texas is under a flash flood watch until Tuesday. The situation is extremely dangerous and could render some locations uninhabitable for weeks or months. More than 300,000 residents statewide are without power.