News Alert!!: Houston, TX: Hurricane Harvey: Helping Houston.

News Alert!!: Houston, TX: Hurricane Harvey: Helping Houston.

Join NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 and Telemundo 52 as they will be raising money for Hurricane Harvey victims.

American Red Cross volunteers as well as reporters from both NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 and Telemundo 52 will be taking your calls from 6:00am to 7:00pm PT on Friday, September 1st, 2017.

Please donate to help the people of Houston, Texas.

Please call: 1 (855) 622- 5248 to donate at our local phone bank.

Please text: “HARVEY” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

#HelpingHouston

** More Information: **

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/contact-us/community/

** Picture and Video from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 and Telemundo 52: **

Needles, CA: Needles Mustangs versus Mohave Accelerated Patriots varsity football game on Friday.

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Needles, CA: Needles Mustangs versus Mohave Accelerated Patriots varsity football game on Friday.

The Needles High School Mustangs from Needles, California will be playing against the Mohave Accelerated Patriots from Bullhead City, Arizona in a varsity non-conference football game at 7:00pm PT on Friday, September 1st, 2017 on Branigan Field behind Needles High School, located at 1600 Washington Street near Park Avenue, in Needles, California.

ZachNews will be there covering the high school football game and will have the pictures and videos posted at ZachNews on YouTube.

Weather Alert!!: Needles, CA: Rain approaching the Needles, California area.

Weather Alert!!: Needles, CA: Rain approaching the Needles, California area.

Rain has been spotted on the weather radar approaching the Needles, California area.

As seen on the KNBC Channel 4 weather radar, the storm has moderate to heavy rain falling with some thunder with lightning, and is moving fast to the north.

More rain with possible thunder with lightning have been spotted to the south of Lake Havasu City, Arizona and may later head north into the Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Needles, California areas later overnight.

If you’re in the area of the Needles, California and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, please be ready for the storms and if there’s any flooding along dirt channels, creeks, or rivers, stay away and don’t drive through the flooded roadway.

If the storm begin to get worst and approach the Needles, California area, ZachNews will be live of Facebook reporting on the storm.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information on Monsoon 2017. **

Colorado River Tri-State: Colorado River Enhanced Patrol Operations during Labor Day Weekend 2017.

Colorado River Tri-State: Colorado River Enhanced Patrol Operations during Labor Day Weekend 2017.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, from Friday, September 1st, 2017 to Monday, September 4th, 2017, the Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit will be conducting Labor Day Weekend Marine Enforcement Operations along the Colorado River in the Colorado River Tri-State area.

Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting enhanced patrol operations on the waterways of the Colorado River, Lake Havasu, Park Moabi, and the Parker Strip. Deputies will be deployed from the Nevada State line to the Riverside County line on the water, land, and in the air and will be on the look out for those operating watercraft under the influence and in a reckless manner. Persons found operating watercraft under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested and booked into jail.

Deputies will also be closely watching for children under the age of 13 without a life jacket while aboard a vessel, as required by law. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department encourages all persons to wear life jackets while on the waterways. It is a proven fact that life jackets save lives.

As a reminder, when approaching an emergency vessel on the water displaying flashing blue emergency lights, all operators are required to come to a steerable no wake speed and must not allow their wake to impact the emergency vessel. Operators in violation are subject to citation.

Other common violations include: Bow riding, transom riding, wake jumping, failure to have on board a Type IV throwable flotation device, a functioning fire extinguisher, and life jackets for all occupants.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is dedicated to providing a safe boating atmosphere for the public and urges everyone to boat sober and wear a life jacket.

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6133731/

 

** Picture Above from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department: **

Needles, CA: Juicy’s Famous River Cafe will soon become Giggling Cactus.

Needles, CA: Juicy’s Famous River Cafe will soon become Giggling Cactus.

The Juicy’s Famous River Cafe, located at 2411 Needles Highway, in Needles, California will soon become Giggling Cactus.

A flyer announcing the new name change was posted on the Needles Chamber of Commence’s Facebook page.

The Giggling Cactus will have the same delicious food as Juicy’s Famous River Cafe had, but with a new name and some new added items to the menu.

 

News Update!!: Houston, TX: Latest Information: Hurricane Harvey.

News Update!!: Houston, TX: Latest Information: Hurricane Harvey.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding Hurricane Harvey that hit communities across southeast Texas since slamming the coastline late Friday.

Hurricane Harvey has caused a path of destruction ripping apart homes, deluging highways, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands, and taking lives.

** Live News Coverage: **

  • NBC affiliate KPRC Channel 2:

https://www.click2houston.com/live/watch-live-kprc-2-news

  • NBC News:

https://www.nbcnews.com/video/watch-live-hurricane-harvey-coverage-1032284739640

 

** Latest Information: **

**** As of 11:00pm PT on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017: ****

** Pictures from NBC affiliate KPRC Channel 2 and NBC News: **

  • After having drenched Texas and Louisiana, Harvey is expected to speed over the Ohio Valley during the Labor Day weekend.
  • At this moment, at least 43 deaths have been attributed to the storm as of Friday night.
  • At this moment, Texas’ governor said Friday that more than 42,000 people across Texas were in shelters Thursday night.
  • At this moment, at least 20,100 people have been rescued from water across southeast Texas.
  • Mandatory evacuation ordered for west Houston residents along Buffalo Bayou, have water in homes by Sunday. Residents between Highway 6 and Gessner, and Interstate 10 and Briar Forest *with a flooded home* are required to evacuate at 7:00am CT Sunday.
  • Kingwood High School won’t reopen for school year; students to attend Summer Creek High School. Houston ISD officials estimate 10,000 to 12,000 students will need to be temporarily moved when classes start.

 

**** As of 12:00pm PT on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017: ****

** Videos from NBC News: **

  • United States of America President Donald Trump touches down in Texas, where he will survey damage from Hurricane Harvey. President Trump then helps passes out meals to Harvey victims at Houston shelter. President Trump loads a man’s pickup truck with supplies in Houston.
  • At this moment, at least 41 deaths have been attributed to the storm as of Friday night.
  • After having drenched Texas and Louisiana, Harvey is expected to speed over the Ohio Valley during the Labor Day weekend.
  • At this moment, more than 42,000 people across Texas were in shelters Thursday night, Texas’ governor said Friday.
  • At this moment, at least 20,100 people have been rescued from water across southeast Texas.

 

 

 

**** As of 10:00pm PT on Friday, September 1st, 2017: ****

** Pictures from NBC affiliate KPRC Channel 2 and NBC News: **

  • At this moment, at least 41 deaths have been attributed to the storm as of Friday night.
  • After having drenched Texas and Louisiana, Harvey is expected to speed over the Ohio Valley during the Labor Day weekend.
  • At this moment, Texas’ governor said Friday that more than 42,000 people across Texas were in shelters Thursday night.
  • At this moment, at least 20,100 people have been rescued from water across southeast Texas.

  • A chemical plant that was flooded after Harvey catches fire again late Friday. NBC News is reporting that the United States Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that “no high levels of toxic chemical have been detected” at a Texas chemical plant that exploded and again caught fire earlier that day following problems caused by flooding by Hurricane Harvey. The EPA said an emergency response surveillance aircraft flew through the smoke of the new fire at the Arkema Inc. plant that broke out Friday afternoon. The chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, located northeast of Houston, Texas, first exploded early Thursday, triggering an intense fire. Residents within a mile-and-a-half of the facility were evacuated on Tuesday over concerns that about an explosion or fire. “Imagery reviewed in the aircraft clearly shows a strong fire that is west of the building that burned yesterday,” the EPA said after Friday’s fire. “Preliminary analysis of data is showing that although the fire has extreme intensity generating smoke, no high levels of toxic chemical have been detected.”
  • NBC affiliate KPRC Channel 2 is reporting that West Houston residents who live along Buffalo Bayou and have water in their homes should leave. Mayor Sylvester Turner said Friday that engineers believe water releases from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs in west Harris County will continue for at least 10 days, but could last as long as 15 days. He said personal safety and the strain on first responders are the primary reasons for the evacuation request. The voluntary evacuation of homes and apartments is for the area west of Gessner, east of Highway 6, south of I-10 Katy Freeway and north of Briar Forest. Houston fire Chief Sam Pena said most people in the affected area west of Gessner Road have already evacuated, but there are pockets where people have remained. Houston police Chief Art Acevedo assured homeowners who have not left their home that officers will protect the neighborhoods that have been flooded. Turner said emergency crews will shuttle residents to a shelter if needed. The mayor said that even though his request is voluntary, he reserves the right to make it mandatory if the situation warrants.
  • F.E.M.A. are warning residents effected by Hurricane Harvey to watch out for people impersonating City of Houston and Federal Emergency Management Agency inspectors. NBC affiliate KPRC Channel 2 is reporting that the impostors are reportedly knocking on doors and attempting to enter homes, presumably intending to rob residents, city officials said. More News Headlines Renters find issues with flood-damaged units, property Navy helicopters rescue flood victims President Trump set to visit Houston area Saturday How to recover photos after a flood “Both FEMA and Houston employees wear clearly labeled FEMA or city of Houston photo identification badges,” the city said in a statement. City officials said members of the public who encounter such individuals should ask to see their properly labeled identification. Anyone who suspects someone of posing as a city of Houston employee or FEMA inspector is asked to call 911 if it is an emergency. Otherwise, city officials said to report possible FEMA impersonators by calling the toll-free Disaster Fraud Hotline at: 1 (866) 720-5721.

  • A video posted on the NBC affiliate KPRC Channel 2 Twitter Page shows a tattered and torn, tired and shaken, a Texas and American flags still stands waving after Hurricane Harvey.

 

**** As of 9:00pm PT on Thursday, August 31st, 2017: ****

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • Harvey made landfall again as a tropical storm around 5:00am ET on Wednesday about 5 miles west of Cameron, Louisiana. Now as a tropical depression, Harvey is with maximum winds of about 20 mph, it was about 30 miles northwest of Greenwood, Mississippi, at 5:00pm ET late Thursday. After having drenched Texas and Louisiana, Harvey is expected to speed over the Ohio Valley during the Labor Day weekend.
  • At this moment, 280 tornado warnings issued as a result of Harvey including one for this twister in Pickens County, Alabama.
  • At this moment, at least 38 deaths have been attributed to the storm as of Thursday night.
  • The Arkema Chemical Plant in Crosby, Texas has suffered at least 2 explosions. NBC News is reporting that initial fears that a chemical plant fire burning outside of Houston on Thursday has sent a stream of hazardous black smoke into the sky were minimized as the company and local officials downplayed any widespread threat to public health. After an aircraft was sent to monitor the aftermath of 2 explosions at the Arkema Inc. plant in Crosby, the Environmental Protection Agency said the data collected showed there were “no concentrations of concern for toxic materials reported at this time.” Arkema officials warned Thursday morning of the possibility of further blasts, saying eight more containers storing a highly volatile chemical known as organic peroxide is expected to degrade. The organic peroxide produced at the plant is used in products such as kitchen countertops, industrial paints, polystyrene cups and plates, and PVC piping. “These things can burn very quickly and violently; it would not be unusual for them to explode,” Arkema executive Richard Rennard said at a news conference, adding that the explosions were more like popping noises caused when the containers built up with pressure. Authorities say a fire that was reported at around 2:00am CT on Thursday sent smoke billowing about 30 to 40 feet into the air.
  • At this moment, more than 32,000 people across Texas were in shelters Wednesday, Texas’ governor said.
  • At this moment, at least 20,100 people have been rescued from water across southeast Texas.
  • NBC News is reporting that the Trump administration expected to send initial request to Congress of at least $5.5 billion to aid Harvey.

 

 

**** As of 1:40pm PT on Thursday, August 31st, 2017: ****

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • Tropical depression Harvey is with maximum winds of about 35 mph, Harvey was about 10 miles southwest of Alexandria, Louisiana, at 8:00pm ET. After having drenched Texas and Louisiana, Harvey is expected to speed over the Ohio Valley during the Labor Day weekend.
  • At this moment, at least 28 confirmed deaths have been attributed to the storm.
  • The Arkema Chemical Plant in Crosby has suffered two explosions, the company said. A deputy was taken to hospital after inhaling fumes and nine others drove themselves to hospital as a precaution.
  • At this moment, Texas’ Governor said that more than 32,000 people across Texas were in shelters Wednesday.
  • At this moment, at least 20,100 people have been rescued from water across southeast Texas.
  • According to the White House, United States of America President Donald Trump has pledged to donate $1 million of his own money to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

 

**** As of 9:20pm PT on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017: ****

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • As a tropical storm, Harvey made landfall again Wednesday morning in Louisiana and as of late Wednesday, Harvey is now a Tropical Depression. Tropical Depression Harvey is with maximum winds of about 35 mph, it was about 10 miles southwest of Alexandria, Louisiana, at 8:00pm ET. at 6 mph and has now made landfall again in southeast Texas.
  • Bands of heavy rain are expected to persist over the next several days, with parts of Texas and Louisiana facing record rainfall through at least Labor Day weekend, forecasters say.
  • Flash Flood Warnings remain in effect for parts of the Houston region through Tuesday evening.
  • At this moment, at least 24 confirmed deaths have been attributed the storm.
  • At this moment, more than 286,000 customers are without power.
  • The American Red Cross reports 17,000 people sought refuge in shelters overnight.
  • At least 18,600 people have been rescued from water across southeast Texas.
  • The United States Army Corps of Engineers is releasing water from both major Houston-area dams — something that has never been done before.
  • Houston mayor imposed an indefinite from 10:00pm to 5:00am CT curfew.

**** As of 4:40pm PT on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017: ****

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • Tropical Storm Harvey is with maximum winds of about 40 mph, made landfall again around 5:00am ET on Wednesday about 5 miles west of Cameron, Louisiana. It was about 50 miles north of Lake Charles, Louisiana, at 5:00pm ET. Bands of heavy rain are expected to persist over the next several days, with parts of Texas and Louisiana facing record rainfall through at least Labor Day weekend, forecasters say.
  • Flash Flood Warnings remain in effect for parts of the Houston region through Tuesday evening.
  • At this moment, at least 21 people have been confirmed dead attributed to the storm.
  • Harris County Sheriff Officials confirmed on Wednesday that at 6 bodies were found inside a van in Greens Bayou, Texas. The van carrying an elderly couple and four great-grandchildren was swept away by Hurricane Harvey floodwaters and was found submerged in a bayou.
  • At this moment, 18,600 rescued across Texas.
  • At this moment, 17,000 sought refuge in shelters.
  • The United States Army Corps of Engineers has begun releasing water from both major Houston-area dams — something that has never been done before.
  • At this moment, more than 286,000 customers are without power.
  • NBC News is reporting that one of the world’s largest chemical companies warned Wednesday that its flooded plant near Houston will likely catch fire and explode in the next few days — and there’s nothing the company can do about it. Arkema Group’s plant in Crosby, Texas, located about 20 miles northeast of Houston, was inundated by more than 40 inches of rain by Hurricane Harvey and has been without electricity since Sunday, the company, based in Colombes, France, said in a statement. The plant manufactures organic peroxides commonly used in everyday products like kitchen countertops, industrial paints, polystyrene cups and plates and PVC piping. The materials must be kept very cool, but refrigerators for the plant’s low-temperature containers are out of commission, and backup generators were also swamped, meaning “the potential for a chemical reaction leading to a fire and/or explosion within the site confines is real,” the company said. All residents within 1½ miles of the plant were evacuated on Tuesday. The National Guard was on the scene, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security set up a command post near the site. “We have an unprecedented 6 feet of water throughout the plant. We’ve lost primary power and two sources of emergency backup power. And as a result, critical refrigeration needed for our materials on site is lost,” Richard Rowe, chief executive of the company’s North America operatives, said Wednesday in a conference call with reporters. “Materials could now explode and cause a subsequent and intense fire,” Rowe said. “The high water that exists on site and the lack of power leave us with no way to prevent it.”

 

**** As of 7:00am PT on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017: ****

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • Tropical Storm Harvey is with maximum winds of about 50 mph, made landfall again around 5:00am ET on Wednesday about 5 miles west of Cameron, Louisiana. Bands of heavy rain are expected to persist over the next several days, with parts of Texas and Louisiana facing record rainfall through at least Labor Day weekend, forecasters say.
  • Flash Flood Warnings remain in effect for parts of the Houston region through Tuesday evening.
  • At this moment, 9 people have been confirmed dead attributed to the storm, including 7 people who drown. Among the dead is a Houston Police Department Officer.
  • At this moment, more than 286,000 customers are without power.
  • The American Red Cross reported 17,000 people sought refuge in shelters overnight.
  • At this moment, at least 18,600 people rescued from water across southeast Texas.
  • The United States Army Corps of Engineers has begun releasing water from both major Houston-area dams — something that has never been done before.
  • The Woodforest Bridge over Greens Bayou in east Houston has collapsed.

 

**** As of 10:40pm PT on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017: ****

** Picture from the Houston Police Department: **

  • Houston police officer dies in Harvey’s floodwaters. The Houston Police Department wrote on their Facebook page, “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the tragic in the line of duty death of Sergeant Steve Perez. Sergeant Perez was bravely serving the City of Houston in the face of this unprecedented weather-related disaster when his vehicle entered high water. The death of Sergeant Perez reminds us of the dangers that police officers willingly face every day in order to serve this great City. We will go through this extremely difficult and trying time with heavy hearts sadly reminded of the ultimate sacrifice one of our own paid. Words cannot adequately express the sense of loss the Perez family and their extended Houston Police family are experiencing. Our hearts and prayers go out to Sergeant Perez’s family, his friends, neighbors and colleagues. He is survived by his wife Cheryl, a grown son and daughter, and extended family. We ask that everyone keep him and his family in their thoughts and prayers. We are proud of the courage of this 34-year veteran. Like Steve, we will not waiver and we will not stop until we meet the immediate safety and security needs of the community Steve and his HPD family love to serve.”

 

**** As of 10:00pm PT on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017: ****

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • Tropical Storm Harvey is with maximum winds of about 50 mph, was about 60 miles south-southwest of Cameron, Louisiana, at 11:00pm ET on Tuesday and was moving northeast at about 6 mph. It is expected to remain offshore in the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall again in southeast Texas, on Wednesday. Bands of heavy rain are expected to persist over the next several days, with parts of Texas and Louisiana facing record rainfall through at least Labor Day weekend, forecasters say.
  • Flash Flood Warnings remain in effect for parts of the Houston region through Tuesday evening.
  • At this moment, at least 9 people have been confirmed died attributed directly the storm, including 7 people of them drownings.
  • At this moment, more than 240,000 customers are without power.
  • The American Red Cross reports 17,000 people sought refuge in shelters overnight.
  • Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced that the doors to Toyota Center will be open to evacuees due to help alleviate some of the crowding at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
  • The United States Army Corps of Engineers has begun releasing water from both major Houston-area dams — something that has never been done before.
  • The Woodforest Bridge over Greens Bayou in east Houston has collapsed.
  • Houston mayor has announced modified curfew to run from 12:00am to 5:00am CT.
  • According to NBC News, United States of America President Trump waves Texas flag, tells Corpus Christi crowd “we love you. You are special.” Though he praised the Texas governor and those on the ground for their work, Trump acknowledged it was not yet time to congratulate on a job well done. “We won’t say congratulations,” he told those seated with him at a fire station in Corpus Christi. “We don’t want to do that, we don’t want to congratulate. We’ll congratulate each other when it’s all finished.” Outside the fire house after the briefing, Trump stood between two fire trucks to greet a sizable gathering of people — “what a crowd, what a turn out,” he remarked — and he applauded the “total cooperative effort” on the ground in Texas. He drew cheers when he waved the Texas state flag. “We love you. You are special. We are here to take care of you,” the president said, calling the storm “historic” and “epic.” “It happened in Texas, and Texas can handle anything,” Trump said.

 

**** As of 7:00am PT on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017: ****

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • United States of America President Donald Trump touched down in Texas on Tuesday to survey recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey.  Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, Chief of Staff John Kelly and other administration officials, landed on Air Force One in Corpus Christi, where they will meet with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and receive a briefing on relief efforts. The president will then travel to Austin to tour the Texas Department of Public Safety Emergency Operations Center and receive an update from state leaders. Texas Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn will also join the group in Corpus Christi, the White House said.
  • United States of America President Donald Trump has declared a disaster in five parishes ahead of the storm’s arrival in Louisiana.
  • At this moment, more than 260,000 customers are without power.Heavy rain from what was Hurricane Harvey continues to pound flooded cities like Houston.
  • A major dam in Houston has spilled over for the first time in history after Harvey’s rains inundated its reservoir. About 90 minutes later, a levee in Brazoria County, just south of Houston, was also breached. In Houston, the water level surpassed the top of Addicks Dam just before 8 a.m. CT, when it rose to 108.1 feet, exceeding the reservoir’s capacity of 108 feet. Army Corps of Engineers Spokesman Jay Townsend tells NBC News that water will now flow into uncontrolled runoff areas around the dam. From there, it will spread into already rain-swollen streets and eventually into the Buffalo Bayou, a narrow body of water that runs through Downtown Houston.
  • Harris County Sheriff’s Office tell people still stuck in flooded areas, “If you see boats or trucks getting residents out near you, GET ON. They may not be able to get back”.
  • At least 11 people rescued after boat capsizes near Cypress. NBC affiliate KPRC Channel 2 reporting that 11 people were rescued Tuesday after a boat capsized near Cypress in northwest Harris County. A spokesman for the Cypress-Fairbanks Volunteer Fire Department said the boat, which was being operated by a good Samaritan, was carrying 11 people when it flipped near Highway 290 and Fry Road.
  • Tropical Storm Harvey is with maximum winds of about 45 mph, was around 100 miles east-southeast of Port O’Connor, Texas, at 5 a.m. ET on Tuesday and was slowly moving back toward coastal waters.
  • Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to remain offshore in the Gulf of Mexico before turning back north toward southeast Texas on Wednesday.
  • Bands of heavy rain are expected to persist over the next several days, with parts of Texas and Louisiana facing record rainfall through at least Labor Day weekend, forecasters say.
  • Flash Flood Warnings remain in effect for parts of the Houston region through Tuesday morning.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun releasing water from both major Houston-area dams — something that has never been done before.
  • At least 5 Texas prisons have evacuated nearly 6,000 inmates since Saturday due to catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Texas Department of Criminal Justice Spokesman Robert Hurst tells NBC News that at approximately 12:00am CT on Tuesday in Fort Bend County, 1,400 inmates at the Jester 3 and Carol S. Vance prison units began boarding buses to be moved out of affected areas. They will be relocated to other Texas Department of Criminal Justice facilities. Fort Bend County is located just southwest of Houston. Those inmates join an estimated 4,500 others who were evacuated on Saturday from Terrell, Stringfellow and Ramsey prison units in Brazoria County, which is located south of Houston along the Texas coast. Officials began the evacuations because the five prisons are at risk of flooding due to their proximity to the rising Brazos River,

 

**** As of 10:00pm PT on Monday, August 28th, 2017: ****

** Pictures from NBC News: **

  • At this moment, at least 7 people have died and that amount is expected to rise.
  • At this moment, 2,000 people have been rescued and more rescues are still going on.
  • At this moment, 250 roads, highways, and interstates are closed.
  • At this moment, 290,000 people are without power.
  • At this moment, 6.8 million people have been affected.
  • At this moment, 13 million people are under flood watches.
  • Tropical Storm Harvey, what was Hurricane Harvey, is with winds of 45 mph, is about 70 miles east of Port O’Connor, Texas, and is slowly moving back toward coastal waters.
  • Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to remain offshore through Tuesday before resurging in the Gulf of Mexico and turning back north toward southeast Texas for another landfall on Wednesday.
  • Bands of heavy rain are expected to persist over the next several days, with parts of Texas and Louisiana facing record rainfall through at least Labor Day weekend, forecasters say.
  • Flash flood warnings remain in effect for parts of the Houston region through Tuesday morning, and almost 300,000 customers are without power.
  • The United States Army Corps of Engineers has begun releasing water from both major Houston-area dams — something that has never been done before.
  • United States of America President Donald Trump is expected to visit two Texas cities for updates on the devastating flooding that has paralyzed the region in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The White House announced late Monday that the president and First Lady Melania Trump will depart Tuesday morning for Corpus Christi, where they’ll receive a briefing on relief efforts by local leaders and relief organizations.

 

** Additional Important Information: **

**** List of Houston, Texas Area Shelters: ****
Here are a list of available shelters in and around the Houston, Texas area.
Alief Taylor High School

7555 Howell Sugar Land R

Houston, Texas 77083
Angleton Most Holy Trinity Church

1713 N Tinsley St
Bell County Expo Center

301 West Loop

Belton, Texas 76513
Beyond Walls Outreach Center

11214 Plainsfields Street

Houston
BF Terry High School

5500 Avenue N

Rosenberg, Texas 77471
Bull Salas Park – At capacity

21679 McCleskey Road

New Caney 77357
Calvary Houston Church (200 people)

3700 FM 528 Rd

Friendswood, TX 77546
Central Elementary School

1900 N Downing St

Angleton, TX 77515
Channelview High School

1100 Sheldon Rd

Channelview, Texas 77530

(281) 452-1450
Christ United Methodist Church

3300 Austin Parkway

Sugar Land
Church of Christ Champions (70 people)

13901 Cutten Rd

Houston, Texas
Church Project (Capacity 200)

295 Sawdust Rd

Spring, Texas
Cinco Ranch High School (At capacity)

23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Katy, TX 77494
City of Arcola Community Center (City Hall)

13222 Highway 6

Rosharon
City on a Hill Church

3902 Cochran Street

Houston, TX 77009

713-775-1749 (in need of supplies)
Clear Brook High School

4607 FM 2351

Friendswood, Texas 77546
Clute Intermediate School (Pets welcome)

421 E. Main Street

Clute, Texas 77531
Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated ISD Jones Educational Complex

125 FM 1514

Coldspring, TX 77331
College Park High School

3701 College Park Drive

The Woodlands
Community of Faith Church

1024 Pinemont Drive

Houston, Texas 77091
Copeland Elementary

24405 E Lake Houston Pkwy.

Huffman 77336
Copperfield Church (Open as shelter)

8350 Hwy 6 N

Houston, Texas  77095

(281) 856-2273
Creekside Christian Fellowship

16628 TX-36

Needville
Crosby Middle School

14703 FM 2100

Crosby, Texas
Dar Ul Uloom School of Excellence

16300 Old Richmond Road

Sugar Land, Houston, TX 77498
Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center

6402 Market Street

Houston Texas 77020

832.395.0895
Dickinson High School

3800 Baker Drive

Dickinson, Texas
Eagle Heights Church

16718 W Bellfort St

Richmond, TX 77407
East Texas Dream Center

301 S. 1st St.

Conroe, TX 77301
Fallbrook Church

12512 Walters Road

Houston, Texas
Fallbrook Church

12512 Walters

Houston, Texas 77014
Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center

4014 Market Street

Houston, Texas 77020

832.393.3800
First Baptist Church Highlands

210 N. Magnolia

Highlands 77562
First Baptist Church Tomball

401 Oxford St.

Tomball 77375
Francis Scott Key Middle School

4000 Kelley St.

Houston, TX  77026
Friendswood Activity Building (80 people)

416 Morningside Dr

Friendswood, TX 77546
Friendswood High School (200 people)

702 Greenbriar Dr

Friendswood, TX 77546
Friendswood High School

702 Greenbriar Dr

Friendswood 77546
George Jr High School

4601 Airport Ave

Rosenberg, Texas 77471
George Junior High School

4601 Airport Avenue

Rosenberg
George R. Brown

1001 Avenida de Las Americas

Houston 77010
Golden Acres Baptist Church

2812 Pansy St.

Pasadena, TX  77503
Golden Acres Baptist Church

2812 Pansy

Pasadena, Texas

(281) 487-0582
Golden Acres Bapist Church

2812 Pansey St.

Pasadena 77503
High Ground Airsoft (Capacity 200)

100 Cypresswood Dr #1302

Spring, TX 77388

(281) 513-1243
Holy Family Catholic Church

2009 Briar Lane

Wharton, Texas
Iglesia Templo Restauración

16218 First Street

Channelview, TX 77530

832-316-8920
John Peavy Senior Center

3814 Market Street

Houston, Texas 77020
Kashmere Gardens Branch Library

5411 Pardee

Houston, Texas 77026
Kempner High School

14777 Voss Rd

Sugar Land,Texas 77498
Klein Multi-Purpose Center

7500 FM 2920

Klein, Texas 77379
Knights of Columbus High School

703 Columbus Rd

Wallis, Texas 77485
Lakewood Church

3700 Southwest Fwy

Houston, TX 77027
Living Christ Church

14035 Beechnut St.

Houston, TX 77083
Living Stones Church

1407 Victory Lane

Alvin, Texas 77511
Lone Star Convention Center – At capacity

9055 Airport Rd.

Conroe TX 77303
Lone Star Convention Center

9055 Airport Road

Conroe, Texas
Lyndale United Church

503 Reeid

Houston, Texas 77002
M.O. Campbell Educational Center

1865 Aldine Bender Rd.

Houston, TX 77032
Magnolia High School

14350 FM 1488

Magnolia 77354
Marshall High School (Full)

1220 Buffalo Run

Missouri City, Texas 77489

(281) 634-6630
Masjif Arafat

16300 Old Richmond Rd

Sugar Land, Texas 77498

(281)495-1916
MD Anderson YMCA

705 Cavalcade

Houston, Texas 77009
MET Church

13000 Jones Road

Houston TX 77070
MO Campbell Ed. Center

1865 Aldine Bender

Houston 77032
Morton Ranch High School (At capacity)

21000 Franz Rd

Katy, TX 77449
New Covenant Church

901 Wilson Rd

Humble, Texas
NRG Center (Opens at 10 p.m.)

1 NRG Park

Houston, TX 77054
Pasadena High School

206 South Shaver

(713) 740-0310
Paul Revere Middle School

10502 Briar Forest Dr.

Houston, TX  77042
Pearland High School

3775 South Main

Pearland, TX 77581
Sacred Heart Church

109 N. Frazier

Conroe, Texas
Salvation Army (Currently at capacity)

2732 Cherrybrook

Pasadena
Sheldon Elementary School

17203 Hall Shepperd

Houston,TX 77049
Shepherd Community Center

1025 FM 150 East

Shepherd 77371
South Houston Intermediate

900 College
St. Christopher Catholic School

8134 Park Pl Blvd

Houston, Texas
St. James Episcopal Church

1803 Highland Hollow Dr.

Conroe, Texas
St. Martha’s Faith Formation Campus

3702 Woodland Hills Drive

Kingwood, Texas
St. Simon and Jude – At capacity

26777 Glen Loch Road

The Woodlands, TX 77381
Stafford Middle School (Cafeteria)

1625 Staffordshire Road

Stafford, Texas 77477
Sugar Land First United Methodist Church

431 Eldridge Road

Sugar Land
Sunnyside Multi-Service Center

9314 Cullen

Houston, Texas 77051

832.395.0069
The American Legion Hall in Crosby

14890 FM 2100

Crosby, TX  77532
The Carl Parker Center

1800 Lakeshore Dr.

Port Arthur, TX 77640
The Church on MastersRoad

6911 Masters Rd

Manvel, Texas 77578
The Family Life Center

527 S. Houston Avenue

Humble, TX. 77338
The Red Cross is considering opening a shelter at Landolt Elementary School

2104 Pilgrims Point Dr

Friendswood, TX 77546
The Richard E. Berry Educational Support Center

8877 Barker Cypress Road

Cypress, Texas 77433
Third Ward Multi-Service Center

3611 Ennis Street

Houston, Texas 77004

832.393.4051
Toyota Center

1510 Polk St.

Houston, TX 77002
Trotter Family YMCA

1331 Augusta Drive

Houston, Texas 77057
Under and Over Fellowship – at capacity

600 S. Frasier St.

Conroe 77301
Wedgwood Elementary School (600 people)

4000 Friendswood Link Rd

Friendswood, TX 77546
West End Multi-Service Center

170 Heights Blvd

Houston, Texas 77007

832.393.5950
Woodlands Church

1 Fellowship Dr

The Woodlands, Texas 77384

** Picture from NBC affiliate KPRC Channel 2: **

** Pictures from FEMA: **

** Picture from the Houston OEM: **

** More Information on Hurricane Harvey: **

  • NBC affiliate KPRC Channel 2:

https://www.click2houston.com/

  • NBC affiliate KPRC Channel 2 (Watches and Warnings):

https://www.click2houston.com/weather#/alerts

  • NBC News:

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hurricane-harvey

  • National Hurricane Center (Tracking Hurricane Harvey):

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Harvey

 

**** Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey: ****

** Please help the people of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey by donating to the following disaster relief and charity websites: **

  • American Red Cross:

When a hurricane or tropical storm strikes, your donation helps the Red Cross provide shelter, food and comfort to families. The American Red Cross is opening shelters, sending supplies and putting volunteers in place around Texas. Please help and donate.

Call: 1 (800) RED CROSS

Text: HARVEY to 90999

(To Make $10.00 Donation)

Online: http://www.redcross.org

If you want to volunteer:

http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer#step1

  • Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army is on the frontlines of Hurricane Harvey relief. Your support can help keep us there. Please donate.

Call: 1 (800) SAL-ARMY

Online: http://helpsalvationarmy.org

  • Airbnb:

The company Airbnb is allowing hosts to list homes in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio for free.

Airbnb has activated our host community to open their homes for $0 for those evacuating for Hurricane Harvey,” tweeted Airbnb.

https://www.airbnb.com/disaster/hurricaneharveyevacuees

  • Americares:

Donate to provide emergency medicine and supplies today. Right now, Americares is in Texas, distributing water, aid and mobilizing medical outreach with our local partners. Thousands of people are in desperate need of aid, medicine and basic supplies but we can’t keep up with demand. You can help them! Send your gift today!

http://www.americares.org/

https://secure.americares.org/site/Donation2?df_id=22188&mfc_pref=T&22188.donation=form1&_ga=2.157052411.1900591262.1503858899-1749938289.1503858899

  • Apple:

The tech giant Apple is making it easy for customers to donate to the American Red Cross directly through iTunes and the App Store.

Prayers for Texas and all those affected by #HurricaneHarvey. Join us in the relief effort by donating,” tweeted Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Apple.

http://apple.co/2xmVm50

  • Austin Pets Alive!:

The organization Austin Pets Alive! says it has transported over 235 animals to its shelter since Saturday morning. How can you lend a hand? Make a donation, foster or adopt a pet, or volunteer.

https://www.austinpetsalive.org/hurricane-harvey-evacuations/

  • Catholic Charities U.S.A.:

Support our disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey and related floods. Please donate.

Text: CCUSADISASTER to 71777.

  • Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group:

If you are looking for a way to assist the Coastal Bend region during our long term recovery process from Hurricane Harvey, please donate money to the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group (C.B.D.R.G.).

The Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group is a state recognized long-term recovery non-profit group created to address the unmet needs of Coastal Bend area residents affected by disaster.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, areas of the Coastal Bend are devastated and long-term recover needs of the under-served population will emerge.

Low-income, over 62 years, disabled or single-parent with small children in the household may apply for assistance after F.E.M.A. has completed assessments.

Please visit the website to donate. Volunteers will be called as needed at a later date.

http://www.coastalbendcan.org/CBDRG

  • Feeding Texas:

The state network of food banks is accepting donations. Global Giving The crowdfunding site is trying to reach a $2 million relief fund goal.

https://www.feedingtexas.org/

https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/feeding-texas

  • Global Giving:

The crowdfunding site Global Giving is trying to reach a $2 million relief fund goal. Please donate to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-harvey-relief-fund/

  • Greater Houston Community Foundation:

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund through the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

https://ghcf.org/

  • Save the Children:

The organization’s emergency responders are on the ground and ready to help.

http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6115947/k.B143/Official_USA_Site.htm

https://secure.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.9534757/k.CB79/Hurricane_Harvey_Relief_Fund/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp

  • South Texas Blood and Tissue Center:

Blood donors are urgently needed as the state deals with severe injuries and strained resources. The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center website appeared to be down Monday afternoon — but you can find a blood drive at the following website.

https://www.donatingforlife.org/

  • Southeast Texas Food Bank:

The Southeast Texas Food Bank, which is based in Beaumont, is accepting online donations.

http://setxfoodbank.org/

  • Southern Baptist Disaster Relief:

The group has sent lots of supplies — rolled roofing, mold removal tools — and deployed volunteers.

https://missionaries.namb.net/projects/full/hurricane-harvey-response

  • The SPCA of Texas:

The SPCA is asking for volunteers for helping with sheltering or transporting animals displaced because of the storm. Visit the Houston SPCA for more information or contribute a monetary donation.

http://www.houstonspca.org/

http://www.houstonspca.org/give/

  • Texas Diaper Bank:

The organization is sending out relief kits for babies, young kids, the elderly and disabled.

https://texasdiaperbank.networkforgood.com/projects/33717-change-a-life

 

**** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to everybody affected by Hurricane Harvey. Stay Strong and United Texas. ****

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **