Harvey Update 8/30/17

With Harvey still presenting a deadly flood threat, Houston's Convention Center is now sheltering 10,000 people with more than 50 inches of rain having now fallen in some areas.  Floodwaters are still triggering water rescues and evacuations across hard-hit sections of the Gulf Coast region.  

At this point, more than 17,000 people have been forced from their homes into emergency shelters across Texas.  During a visit to the Lone Star State, President Donald Trump received on-the-ground briefings in both Corpus Christi and Austin.  Trump says, "We're going to be working with Congress on helping out the state of Texas. It's going to be a costly proposition."

Parts of Southeast Texas through Louisiana could still see another six to twelve inches of rain by Friday, and the need for help in Houston continues to grow each day.  To help those affected by the devastating flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey, the Disney-ABC television group will host a "Day of Caring" tomorrow to benefit those impacted by the storm.  From Good Morning, Erie to Good Morning America and throughout the day, the call to action will go out for donations to the American Red Cross.

JET 24 would like to give you a chance to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  Join us tomorrow, beginning at 5pm for the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon.  We have partnered with WQLN-TV to help raise money for the Red Cross and the victims.  We invite you to call us during the news between 5pm and 7pm to make a pledge of support.

The American Red Cross of Western Pennsylvania now has 37 people deployed as part of the hurricane relief operation.  Four local emergency response vehicles have also been sent.

As of Monday night, roughly 17,000 people south refuge in more than 45 shelters set up in Texas.  The Red Cross now has 1,000 volunteers from across the country deployed to Texas.

To help, please click here to donate.


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