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Slacker and Steve - Hurricane Harvey: What Are You Doing? (Audio)

August 30, 2017

As Hurricane Harvey moved slowly out of Texas and into Louisiana on Wednesday, it is simply hard to describe its epic proportion. Here are five mind-boggling things to consider:

1) In some places, Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rain–shattering storm records for the continental United States. 

2) According to published reports about 30 percent of Harris County, which includes Houston, is under water. That’s about 530 square miles–more than twice the size of Chicago.

3) Forecasters estimate Harvey dumped about 15 to 20 trillion gallons of water across Texas.

4) Over 15 hours, officials said there were 56,000 calls made to 911 in the Houston area. Typically, they handle about 8,000.

5) More than 10,000 people have taken refuge inside the Houston convention center.

 

So, what are you doing to help? Are you donating money? Sending supplies?

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