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Helping Houston’s Flood Victims in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Published on August 30, 2017

Mayor Tommy Battle and City Council Members extend their thoughts and prayers to the residents and public safety workers in Houston, Texas, as they deal with the worst flooding in recorded history from Hurricane Harvey. After the water recedes, it will take significant time to clean up and rebuild.

The City encourages those wanting to help to donate money directly to organizations that are well-positioned to provide assistance where it is needed most.

“Huntsvillians know what it is like to dig out of a natural disaster, and I’ve been asked how we can help,” said Mayor Battle. “The best way we can support those most affected is to contribute money to the reputable agencies on site, such as the American Red CrossSalvation ArmyUnited Way, and the Houston Food Bank.”

Huntsville is bracing for a period of rain as the remnants of the storm slowly moves through the region. The National Weather Service says North Alabama may experience heavy bursts of rain, which could raise flooding concerns. They expect skies to clear by the weekend.