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Open Bible’s partner, Convoy of Hope, has a Disaster Services team that is responding to Hurricane Harvey, which is expected to be the first major hurricane to make landfall in 12 years in the United States. Harvey is forecasted to become a Category 3 hurricane with 125 mph winds and up to 30 inches of rainfall.

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AUGUST 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM
Quick facts and figures from our friends at the Weather Channel:

  • 2 — the number of other recorded Category 4 hurricanes to make landfall in the Texas Coastal Blend region.
  • 9 — days of heavy rainfall in Texas caused by Harvey.
  • 56 — hours it took for the tropical depression to strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane.
  • 130 — estimated speed of winds on August 25 near Rockport, Texas.
  • 3,100 — approximate miles traveled by Harvey.
  • 4,323 — days since Hurricane Wilma — the last Category 3 or stronger hurricane that hit the United States.
  • 300,000 — the number of Texans without power on August 26.
  • $20,000,000,000 — the estimated amount of damage in Houston.

Hurricane Harvey Update #2 from Convoy of Hope on Vimeo.

AUGUST 28, 2017 | 1:30 PM
Our Disaster Services team continues to respond to Hurricane Harvey, which has caused catastrophic flooding across Southeast Texas. So far, five loads of product have been distributed and more than 20 are in the queue.

The team is operating their distribution site from a 9,000-square-foot tent in Victoria, Texas, and will set up a drive-through point of distribution today.

The focus right now is on distributing food, water and hygiene items, as tens of thousands of people are without power and water, and could be for several days.

We are also distributing product to families in Aransas Pass and Ingleside. The team will continue operating from Victoria in the coming days and will move eastward into Houston as they safely can.

AUGUST 26, 2017 | 2:30 PM
Our Disaster Services team continues to respond to Hurricane Harvey. Winds reached 130 mph overnight and Southeast Texas is expected to receive up to three feet of rain.

Our teams arrived in Texas yesterday and the advance team is in Corpus Christi today working with local partners to identify the areas of greatest need and stage product where we can host distribution sites in the coming days. The rest of our team and Disaster Services fleet plan to arrive later today, weather permitting.

AUGUST 25, 2017 | 4:30 PM
The Disaster Services’ fleet and additional team members are now en route to Texas to join the advance team that arrived earlier today.

After the storm makes landfall, the team will work on establishing points of distribution to help storm survivors in need.

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