Houston, Texas (KTRK) – It became clear with every photo captured by Eyewitness News that the people who were in the path of Tuesday’s devastating storms and tornadoes will need help moving forward.
Places like Deer Park and Pasadena were among the hardest hit, with roofs blown off, trees uprooted, and property damaged or destroyed.
This is not to mention whether any house standing is livable. Fortunately, there were no major casualties in the immediate aftermath, but people in these neighborhoods need to know that help is on standby.
Just the day before, Gov. Greg Abbott directed the Texas Department of Emergency Management, or TDEM, to prepare the state’s emergency response resources ahead of severe weather.
This enables TDEM to mobilize all members of the Texas Emergency Management Board to support response and recovery operations across the state.
What looks statewide is not immediately clear.
But outside of state aid, nonprofits are already on the front lines.
The Texas Gulf Coast Red Cross said it is working with emergency managers and community partners in response to the storms in the area. He directs anyone who may have been affected to call 1-800-RED-CROSS for assistance.
The Red Cross also added information about at least one shelter opening: Baker Ripley at 720 Fairmont in Pasadena.
The City of Pasadena is also informing residents of a Salvation Army-supported relief station on the corner of Burke and Yellowstone, where meals and aid information are provided.
Check back with this page for additional help information in the immediate aftermath of Tuesday’s storms.
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