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Harvey Aftermath

Harvey Aftermath

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

Cleanup Can Now Begin for Some After Harvey

    Cleanup Can Now Begin for Some After Harvey

    Days after Hurricane Harvey blew through the Houston area, some are starting to clean up, while the crisis for others is just beginning. (Published Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017)

    Days after Hurricane Harvey blew through the Houston area, some are starting to clean up, while the crisis for others is just beginning.

    "It's mind blowing," said Joy Igunma, who evacuated her Cinco Ranch apartment by military transport vehicle with her husband and three small children. "When I came out and I started seeing how deep the water was, it's a lot."

    Some who live in Cinco Ranch got mandatory evacuation orders Thursday morning. Flood water from a controlled release of the swollen Barker Reservoir is flowing into the streets and homes.

    "It's too much," Igunma said.

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    About a 30-minute drive away, Sven Schultz was starting to clean up after Harvey.

    "You can see the line," Schultz said, pointing to a dark line about two feet from the floor.

    The flood water already receded back into the Brays Bayou across the street, but the cleanup will take much longer.

    Schultz and his son, Lucas, were cutting out soaked drywall and bringing flood damaged items outside.

    "It's just trying to realize none of this will get done overnight," Schultz said. "You have to pick your attitude."

    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