Though Hurricane Harvey may have dumped overwhelming amounts of water onto the Texas Gulf Coast, rescue missions are well underway thanks to first responders. Many social media expressed their concerns for those in Houston and surrounding Texas communities with the hashtag "Pray for Texas" and an accompanying visual. And if you too would like to show your support for those affected by Harvey's devastating winds and rainfall, consider sharing one of the following "Pray for Texas" images on social media.
On Monday morning, CNN reported that Houston had received 25 inches of rain so far, and that number is likely to continue to increase in the coming days. Furthermore, since reservoir levels were rising too quickly, officials are planning to open dams, which will bring more water to already inundated parts of Houston. So far, two fatalities have been reported and the death toll is expected to rise in the coming days.
"This is a landmark event for Texas," FEMA Administrator Brock Long told CNN. "Texas has never seen an event like this."
And though water levels will eventually stop rising in the near future, government officials said that disaster relief efforts will be a years-long process. "We're setting up and gearing up for the next couple of years," Long continued to CNN.