The National Weather Service has called the flooding "unprecedented"—worse even than Hurricane Sandy, which battered New York and New Jersey in 2012; Ike, which hammered the Texas Gulf Coast in 2008; and Hurricane Katrina, which washed away parts of New Orleans and coastal Louisiana in 2005. These were the three costliest storms in recent history, in terms of property damage. Hundreds of lives were lost in the storms.
Alternate ways to help the storm victims include:
The American Red Cross has made it easy for individuals to donate small amounts that add up to big relief. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance.
Food banks may bear the brunt of relief efforts. We learned during Hurricane Katrina that it may be better to donate money instead of supplies, as delivery trucks may not be able to reach storm-damaged areas. Feeding Texas is a network of the state's food banks.
Diapers are not an item that disaster relief organizations often supply. You can pay for diapers for babies, seniors and others who need them via Texas Diaper Bank.
Consider donations to Austin Pets Alive!, which has already taken in more than 200 animals left homeless by the storm.
Please contribute to this heartfelt cause and remember those who have been so greatly affected by this flood.
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