September 20, 2019 | 3:15 p.m.
Springfield, MOConvoy of Hope staff departed Friday afternoon for Texas in response to massive flooding caused by Tropical Storm Imelda. Two tractor-trailers filled with water, sports drinks, shovels, gloves, and other relief and clean-up supplies are headed to the hardest-hit areas.
Our team should arrive tomorrow and will begin distributing relief items shortly thereafter.
September 19, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
Springfield, MOTropical Storm Imelda has devastated southeast Texas over the last couple of days. Rain totals are nearly four feet in some areas — which is eerily similar to the flooding caused in 2017 by Hurricane Harvey. Many Texas residents believe the flooding now is worse than what they experienced following Hurricane Harvey, CBS reports. It is still raining, so the situation will continue worsening before it gets better.
Convoy of Hope has been in touch with numerous partners with whom we worked during our Hurricane Harvey response. These trusted partners were an incredible help several years ago and are now providing valuable intel which will help us determine the area of greatest need.
A Disaster Services team plans to deploy personnel, equipment, and two loads of emergency supplies — including food, water, and hygiene items — tomorrow.
Once the waters recede, we will determine next steps.