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Harvey Aftermath

Harvey Aftermath

Harvey was a category 4 hurricane then became a flooding event on the Texas Gulf Coast

Sleeping Woman Killed When Massive Oak Tree Falls Onto Mobile Home

    Sleeping Woman Killed When Massive Oak Tree Falls Onto Mobile Home
    Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
    A massive oak tree fell onto a mobile home in Porter, Texas, Monday, killing a 60-year-old woman sleeping inside.

    A 60-year-old woman was killed Monday when an oak tree fell on her mobile home as she slept, Texas officials say, bringing Hurricane Harvey's death toll to three.

    Montgomery County Sheriff's officials responded to the mobile home in Porter after a large oak tree toppled onto Lisa Jones' trailer home. Jones' husband told deputies he was sitting inside the home when the tree fell. 

    He said he screamed for his wife, who was napping in the bedroom, but she didn't respond and he was unable to get to her. The man said he then left the home to try to find help.

    Deputies found Jones dead in the bedroom.

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    Officials said days of heavy rain that has pummeled the area caused the tree to loose traction in the soil and dislodge. 

    Members of the Porter Fire Department assisted in removing the tree from the residence.

    NBC 5 and Kroger are teaming up to get help with the relief effort for the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Visit your neighborhood Kroger and make a monetary donation to the American Red Cross at Kroger's check-out registers. All of the money will go to the Red Cross Disaster Relief. The American Red Cross is working around the clock to help those in need by providing food, shelter and emotional support for the people whose lives have been disrupted. Visit RedCross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for more information on the relief efforts.

     

    Other ways to help the victims of Hurricane/TS Harvey:

     

    DONATE MONEY

    The Salvation Army is also accepting financial donations. Salvation Army 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) HelpSalvArmy.org

     

    DONATE BLOOD
    Carter BloodCare will send blood donations to its partners affected by Hurricane Harvey. 1-877-571-1000. Text DONATE4LIFE to 444-999

     

    HELP PETS
    SPCA of Texas is expecting 300 cats and dogs to come to North Texas. The agendy is asking for donations of cat litter, litter boxes, towels, blankets, treats, toys and newspaper. Donations can be dropped off at the following two locations: SPCA of Texas Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center at 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas and the SPCA of Texas at 8411 Stacy Road in McKinney. Monetary donations can be made online at SPCA.org/gift