LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - In a briefing Monday morning, FEMA said it expects 450,000 people to register as disaster victims and 30,000 people to be in shelters following Hurricane Harvey.
West Texas Cares: Thank you to everyone who called in to donate on Thursday. With your help we raised $60,000 for the American Red Cross.
The American Red Cross is asking people to donate on its website or to text 90999 to donate $10.
United Blood Services is also calling on residents to help with blood and platelet needs.
The City of Lubbock provided this update on Wednesday:
Tuesday night, two additional Lubbock Police Officers trained in boat operations and two Lubbock Fire Rescue personnel trained in swift water rescue headed to southeast Texas with the Lubbock Police Department shallow water boat.
The four man crew arrived in College Station early Wednesday morning and are now on their way to Beaumont to assist with relief and rescue efforts.
Also, the 11 LPD officers have been reassigned from working security at the George R. Brown Convention Center that was serving as a shelter. They are now assisting at NRG Stadium working entry points to direct buses and other traffic.
The owners of West Crust Pizza and Cantina Laredo will be donating 100 percent of sales next Monday and Tuesday (Sept. 4, 5) to the Houston Red Cross.
Lubbock-Cooper ISD is hosting a district-wide effort to raise funds for Rockport schools:
Locally, Camping World of Lubbock has set up a drop box at their door for blankets, towels, water, hygiene items, etc. They are also collecting donations at the register, which they say they will match 100% up to $2 million. Camping World is located at 1701 South Loop 289.
Outlaw Trucking is also collecting donations for Hurricane Harvey victims. They are setting up at an empty store in the Oakwood Shopping center at 2121 50th Street to accept donations every day this week. They plan to take the trailer down on Friday, but they will make multiple trips if donations continue to come in. You can contact Esteban Garcia at 806-620-8686 for questions.
The Levelland Fire Department is on their way to Crystal beach to help with rescue and recovery efforts.
Businesses and government agencies from all over the South Plains rallied to help flood victims this week:
CONSIDER THIS: Tune in and help out with the KCBD West Texas Cares Telethon
RED CROSS: Help those affected by Hurricane Harvey
DONATE BLOOD: Hurricane Harvey: Blood donors needed
BREEDLOVE FOODS: Breedlove sending 400,000 servings of food to Texas coast
SALVATION ARMY: West Texas Salvation Army teams joining statewide relief effort
RED DIRT REBEL: Red Dirt Rebel gathering relief supplies for Harvey victims
GAME WARDENS: Area game wardens assist in search and rescue efforts
West Texas Tire Pros of Olton, TX have loaded up with equipment to help folks affected by Tropical Storm Harvey - they will also be sending a semi truck full of goods Tuesday morning.
O'Reilly Auto Parts DC 17 donated a collection of hardware including batteries, generators, gloves and electrical outlets.
UMC EMS: "On Thursday August 24th, we deployed 9 of our paramedics in our Ambus as well as a fox truck to San Antonio as everyone prepared to for Hurricane Harvey to make landfall. Sunday our team assisted in running 911 calls with Careflite in Aransas Pass and yesterday they arrived in Mc Campbell Porter near Ingleside. Our Medical Director Dr. Troutman has been traveling with our paramedics and has been providing care to at one of the Mobile Medical Units. We would like to thank Jackie Buck, Lynn Wallis, Chad Curry, Chad Okamoto, Donnie Henry, Alan Harrison, Trey Mayer, Brad Duncan, Kim Pelletier and Dr. Troutman for assisting in the relief effort."
Lubbock Fire Rescue: "Yesterday LFR TIFMAS engine operated in NE Houston. Lubbock engine 831 had 38 rescues from flooded homes and neighborhoods."