Hurricane Harvey has truly devastated both Louisiana and Texas as it makes it second landfall. Here at JONGO we are in the business of taking care of people. If people are in the market for bar tools and accessories we are here for you. Bar accessories, however, are wants and not needs. As such we ask anyone reading this article to keep our Southern family in your minds and hearts. If you are in a position in your life to go to Texas or Louisiana to help them, Go! Below is a link to how you can help.
Hurricane Harvey from the New York Times:
Tropical Storm Harvey made a second landfall in Louisiana early Wednesday morning, but the danger was far from over in southeastern Texas, with cities there battling new emergencies as water poured into houses and shelters in Beaumont and Port Arthur.
“Our whole city is underwater right now but we are coming!” Port Arthur’s mayor, Derrick Freeman, said in a Facebook message overnight, as desperate residents sent out calls for help on social media.
In Houston, residents woke up after a citywide curfew to face another difficult day, with shelters filled with people still seeking information about their families and friends, and the state of their homes and their city. Officials are counseling patience and resilience there, as beleaguered residents continued to struggle against rising floodwaters caused by six days of rainfall.
Here is the latest:
• The storm made its second landfall at 4 a.m. Wednesday just west of Cameron, La., near the Texas border, the National Hurricane Center said. Harvey was expected to move northeast, gradually weakening and becoming a tropical depression by Wednesday night.
• Local officials have reported at least 30 deaths that were related or suspected to be related to the storm.
• Parts of the Houston area set a record for rainfall from a single storm anywhere in the continental United States, with a top reading on Wednesday morning of 51.88 inches since the storm began.
• Follow Times correspondents covering the storm on Twitter: Manny Fernandez, Alan Blinder, Julie Turkewitz, Jack Healy, Dave Philipps, Annie Correal, Rick Rojas, Monica Davey, Richard Fausset, Richard Pérez-Peña and Audra Burch. A collection of their tweets is here.
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This is a true disaster and the most extreme rain event in U.S. history. The Washington Post reports rainfall totals at over 50 inches for East Houston which is the greatest amount ever recorded in the Lower 48 states from a single storm. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas state climatologist, said a rain gauge near Mont Belvieu at Cedar Bayou, about 40 miles east of Houston, had registered 51.9 inches of rain through late Tuesday afternoon. This total exceeds the previous record of 48 inches set during tropical cyclone Amelia in Medina, Texas in 1978.
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