A massive slow-moving thunderstorm dumped nearly two feet of rain in Central and East Texas on Monday, April 18th shutting down major cities with street flooding. Some areas experienced near record 500-year flood level. Rain fell as fast as four inches an hour flooding rivers and bayous rapidly leaving residents trapped in their homes and vehicles. Many roads and sub-division remain impassable. Rain and thunderstorms continued sporadically throughout the week hampering recovery and cleanup. Currently it has remained dry allowing for cleanup work to begin, but another round of weather is expected to move in the middle of the week.
TBM teams have already begun work in the Memorial and Katy area of Houston. We expect to transition the command post from Orange to Copperfield Baptist Church in Houston this week as we expect to wrap up work in Orange next weekend. We are also providing guidance to local churches already in the community helping their neighbors.
Once again, this will be a long-term operation for TBM as there are over 1,000 homes impacted and once again we are sending out a plea to make yourself available to serve. The more volunteers we have, the faster we can complete the work and we can get everyone home for some well-deserved rest.
Be proactive and contact your blue cap or if you have not yet connected with a unit, email email@example.com to get on the schedule.
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