- Category 4 Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Coast on August 25. Even though the rain has stopped falling in Texas and Louisiana, river and bayou flooding continues.
- Estimated 135,000 homes may be impacted with more than 22,000 homes receiving major damage.
- Some people just started cleaning up their flooded homes and evacuation orders are still in effect in some areas.
- Transportation, travel and housing expected to be impacted for an extended period of time.
- Category 3 Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys early Sunday morning, and is continuing its trajectory north along the west coast of Florida. Meteorologists continue to stress that the worst is yet to come, as often the storm surge is worst after the eye passes
- In Florida, evacuations are underway – people are in long gas lines and getting their homes and disaster supplies ready
- In Florida, an estimated 127,000 people in 460 evacuation centers;
- In Georgia, more than 4,000 people in over 30 evacuation centers;
- In Alabama, about 370 people in 3 evacuation centers;
- In South Carolina, about 245 people in 4 evacuation centers;
- On the U.S. Virgin Islands, almost 380 people in 6 evacuation centers;
- In Puerto Rico, 70 people in 5 evacuation centers;
- In Tennessee, 36 people in 5 evacuation centers; and
- In North Carolina, 4 evacuation centers are open.
Lube-Tech has partnered with the American Red Cross to help, and all donations received will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 by Bame Foundation.
What will your dollars buy?
- $10: Provide a hot meal to a person
- $20: Provide a person with one blanket, comfort, meal, and snack
- $50: Provide a full day of meals (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) and shelter to an individual
- $200: Provide a full day of meals (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) and shelter to a family of four
We have the opportunity to make tomorrow better than today for those in need of safe shelter, clothes, food, and comfort from the devastation created by this disaster.
Prayers for all,
Chris & Marna Bame