Michael Webster
Harvey is weakening. BUT!!!
By Michael Webster
August 31, 2017

The deadly storm is still causing major flooding and misery across an ever-widening area. Beaumont Texas is now without drinking water. Volunteers known as the "United States Civil Defense Assoc. are lending a hand and are asking for drinking water.

Contact your local water bottling company and ask them to donate as much bottled water as possible and send it to USCDA Beaumont, Texas.

We desperately need more volunteers!!!



USCDA needs volunteers Call 949-697-5676 or E-mail to: mvwsr@aol.com

More than 200 USCDA members have shown up to volunteer including many boats and jet skis, food and water. USCDA is in need of ICE. USCDA is working with the Sheriff's office along with more than 15,400 employees from more than 17 federal departments and agencies are working together in support of the ongoing response to damages resulting from Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding across Texas and Louisiana.

Integrated federal, state, and local search and rescue teams are working together around-the-clock, aligning the right skills with the search and rescue needs to reach those stranded in flooded areas.

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After Harvey is still wreaking havoc in parts of Texas and Louisiana, the biggest rainstorm in U.S. mainland history was weakening as it moved north toward Mississippi and Tennessee, but forecasters are warning that Harvey still has deadly potential. More than 30 people are believed to have died, and though the sun has emerged above Houston, Texas Governor Greg Abbott says "the worst is not yet over." National Guard members have made thousands of rescues, and the Navy is sending a ship to support relief efforts. But among the first responders have been volunteers loosely organized as the "Cajun Navy," as we saw 12 years ago during Hurricane Katrina. Reporter Matt Pearce followed along as a flotilla, led by a bright yellow fan boat painted with the words "SHO NUF," motored toward Port Arthur, Texas.

Volunteer boaters transported residents from the Cypress Glen nursing home in Port Arthur, Texas. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

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