Hurricane Harvey is expected make landfall late Friday or early Saturday as a “major hurricane” according to the latest forecast data from the National Hurricane Center. The direct impact will be felt along the Texas coast from Port Mansfield to Matagorda.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a disaster for 30 Texas counties.
A prolonged heavy rain event is likely for the affected areas starting Friday and persisting into early next week. It is likely some areas will see 10-15 inches of rain, with some spots getting over 25″.
We need your help!! The flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey will leave many people stranded and experience tells us a disproportionate number of them are people with disabilities and older adults. We’re rallying stakeholders and working together to help get people to safety, and begin providing for any immediate needs they may have for durable medical equipment and other assistive technology. We’ will be touring Red Cross and independent shelters, if they are opened, to promote full accessibility to the facilities themselves, and to disaster survivor services. We hope you’ll consider supporting Portlight’s work, and sharing this email with friends and family.
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