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Harvey Aftermath

Harvey Aftermath

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

Southwest Airlines Evacuates Stranded Passengers from Houston Airport

    College Students Return Home to North Texas from Houston

    Schools in the Houston area were forced to cancel classes because of flooding from Harvey. For many college students, that meant a return trip home to North Texas. (Published Monday, Aug. 28, 2017)

    On Sunday night, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines operated five different flights to evacuate people stranded in Houston. 

    The planes took off from William P. Hobby Airport, which remains closed. However the airport was able to clear one of the runways, giving the pilots room to take off.

    Southwest had to receive special permission for the flights. 

    486 people in total were flown from Houston to Dallas, including southwest customers and employees.

    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 or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for more information on the relief efforts.


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



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


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


    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