Hurricane Harvey made landfall around 10:00pm CDT as a Category 4 hurricane. As of Saturday morning, it was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane. Life-threatening heavy rainfall event is still expected across inland portions of South Central Texas. Up to 35 inches of rain is anticipated. Devastating river flooding still expected to persist for multiple days. World Vision is responding with emergency relief supplies.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday night as a Category 4 hurricane, causing devastating flooding to Southeast Texas. As of Monday morning, 5 deaths have been reported, 11 trillion gallons of rain has already been received over the state of Texas, 13 million people from Corpus Christi to New Orleans remain under flood watches and warnings, 450,000 estimated victims will ask FEMA for disaster assistance, and an estimated 30,000 people need temporary shelter.
World Vision is planning an initial 3-month emergency response and already has emergency supply trucks in route to the disaster area. These supplies will be distributed by our community partner, Unity in Disaster. Another truckload has been sent to the Salvation Army, where response teams will distribute in the Southeast region. One truckload is expected to arrive in Corpus Christi on Tuesday. Supplies include tents, sleeping bags, coolers, food kits, personal hygiene items, and lots more.
Response areas: Southeast and South Central Texas Coast Targeted beneficiaries: 100,000+ Response time frame: 3 months relief phase minimum; long term recovery and rebuilding phases likely Focus areas: o Health - personal hygiene supplies o Nutrition - food and Family food kits o Water & Sanitation - clean up kits o Shelter - building materials, household goods