Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Texas Floods: Red Cross Workers Lend a Hand

Hundreds of American Red Cross workers are on the ground in Texas, helping residents impacted by yet another devastating flooding situation. The flooding has damaged or destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.

Over the last year, the American Red Cross has helped tens of thousands of people across Texas impacted by relentless severe weather, flooding and tornadoes in more than 130 counties—many of which were struck multiple times.

So far this year, the Red Cross helped as:

Texas residents faced tornadoes and flooding over the Christmas holidays which destroyed hundreds of homes.
A powerful storm brought more flooding to the region, again destroying homes and businesses in March.
Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city, came to a near standstill in April when record floods impacted more than 5,000 homes.
The present flooding already damaged or destroyed thousands of homes, with more floods expected as heavy rain continues for the next several days.

Dozens of Red Cross workers from Tennessee have deployed, and continue to deploy, to Texas to lend a helping hand.  Thank you to all those who have served!

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