Hurricane Harvey

Sep 19, 2017 by Kellie Scholma

Cleaning Up Ella's Home in Port Arthur, Texas

Ella speaks with Lois, a World Renew DRS volunteer. A DRS volunteer team is working on cleaning out Ella’s home after it was flooded by Hurricane Harvey.

Aug 28, 2017 by Kellie Scholma

Urgent Prayer and Donations Requested in Response to Hurricane Harvey

Harvey continues to drop incredible amounts of rain in and around the Houston, Texas, area. The situation is changing each day, and the related flooding has put thousands of people at the mercy of air and water evacuation crafts. The National Weather Service in Houston reported that, "After checking the rain gauge, a new daily rainfall record was set at 16.08 inches, beating yesterday's record of 14.40 inches." Houston alone has received half of its annual rainfall over the weekend.

Aug 26, 2017 by Beth Degraff

World Renew Prepares to Respond to Hurricane Harvey in Texas

Wind gusts from the storm registered at 130 mph and rain storms are predicted to continue throughout the coming week as Harvey stalls out and possibly turns back to the east, dropping up to 30 inches of rain and producing widespread flooding. Although many residents evacuated beforehand, nearly 1,000 people are reported to have sought emergency shelter and widespread power outages and water or wind damage are making movement dangerous.