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The Devastation of Hurricane Harvey


As I watched the news earlier this morning, catching up on Hurricane Harvey, my heart was broken. 

Hurricane Harvey is causing massive destruction, to say the least. The flooding it has caused due to the huge amount of rainfall, currently over 50 inches in Houston, is a record in the United States. This isn’t the kind of record people want to see broken at all. I can’t imagine how long it will take for people to recover from the hurricane, if they ever do. Many, many people have lost their home, all of their belongings and don’t have a job to support their families, much less the means to get to their job if they could go.

There are people that need medications. How will they get them? What about people on oxygen? There are pregnant women giving birth during this and the hospitals are low on supplies. I saw a report of a woman whom gave birth while waiting for emergency responders to arrive. Luckily, they arrived right after she gave birth.

What about those expecting their social security checks? For many, that is their only means of support. We all know the saying about mail being delivered no matter what the weather conditions. I doubt whoever made up the saying counted on a record breaking hurricane to stop the mail from being delivered.

There are many blessings to consider as well. People are going to Texas, not just from all over the state, but from all over the country, to help rescue those stranded in their homes, on roofs or floating in the water and take them to safety. They are showing the entire country that people need to come together, unify as one, to help and do what true Americans do, help those in time of need. There is one local gal in Texas doing all she can to help. Susan Seery is on the scene. She is on the Oakland Fire Department. She is also a member of the Red Cross, serving as a supervisor and in part of the DAT-Disaster Action Team. God Bless her for all she is doing, helping those that are displaced by Harvey. 

This country is not a country full of hate, as some media sights claim. Take a look at Texas and you will see, this country is full of love for one another. 

God Bless Texas!

 

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About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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