As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to deluge the Gulf Coast, the people of Houston are being pushed to the breaking point in what is shaping up to be one of the greatest flood disasters in U.S. history, and more rain is still on the way.
“Every day you wake up thinking it’s going to get a little bit better today, and it’s worse,” said Houston based journalist Cynthia Hunt Mixon on “Dana” tonight. She went on to explain, “In the shelters there are children who don’t have any shoes on, there are no shoes for kids, here in the United States of America because no one’s prepared for one of the largest cities to go almost completely under water.”
Dana Loesch asked Mixon what were the most urgent needs that could be met and how people could help.
“The immediate needs are the basics,” answered Mixon. “Food, water, shoes, diapers, wipes, just the basic things but as soon as supplies can actually get in.”
Mixon told Dana that, though she has covered many natural disasters, this situation is unlike any other in that it, “gets worse day by day. They’re saying for days more we’re going to have to watch the rivers and levys, and then for weeks we’ll be watching some of this.”
“Where are we going to put all these people, Dana?” asked Mixon. “How are we going to get their lives put back together?” Then she added later, “I can tell you, very quickly we need to get these kids in shoes in all these shelters. We need to get diapers and wipes and basic necessities to them before we can even think about what comes next.”
If you would like to help, donations can be made through Mercury One Donations for Houston.