Harvey stormed ashore over the weekend as a Category 4 hurricane, leaving a path of devastation along the Texas Gulf Coast. The cities of Rockport and Victoria were hit particularly hard. Inland a few miles, Houston has experienced catastrophic flooding, prompting thousands of water rescues by first responders and everyday citizens. As of Saturday afternoon, officials reported half of the 27 million residents of Texas had been impacted by the storm, as well as one-third of the state's landmass.
Andrew White helps a neighbor down a street after rescuing her in his boat in Houston. (Photo Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott activated 3,000 federal and state guard members, declaring 18 counties a disaster.
"We're measuring rain these days not in inches but in feet," Gov. Abbott said on Fox News Sunday.
Dr. Greg Postel, meteorologist and hurricane specialist for The Weather Channel, said the flooding in the Houston area "could be the worst flooding disaster in U.S. history."
Mario Qua holds Wilson Qua as they evacuate their flooded home in Houston. (Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Mercury One's disaster relief partners are on the ground providing aid and relief --- and they plan to be in Texas for quite some time. Please consider donating to the relief effort, which will be massive and long-term.
Pray for all those impacted by the devastation wreaked by Harvey.