Dayna Steele, a candidate for Texas’ 36th congressional district and fifth generation Texan, has shifted her social media accounts from campaigning to a “clearinghouse of information” for Texas residents devastated by Hurricane Harvey – and the concerned Americans who want to help them.
Steele asked, “Who knew having a foot of water in your house made you one of the lucky ones?” on today’s “Pure Opelka.” She said at its peak, she had three feet of water but learned during Hurricane Ike in 2008 to move their electrical amenities up to five feet high, so her home never lost power.
Hundreds of thousands have been without power or drinking water since Saturday morning. Many have been displaced from their homes, injured, or even died in the wake of this powerful storm.
She told Mike Opelka that Texans really need items like durable medical equipment: walkers and wheelchairs. She also warned that the fourth largest city in America exports jet fuel and petroleum, “and it’s under water,” so we will all be affected by events in Houston.
Harvey, now categorized as a tropical storm, is expected now to make its way up the Louisiana coast to the Carolinas.
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