“Texas has never seen an event like this,” FEMA administrator Brock Long says.
The National Weather Service — which tweeted the “beyond anything experienced” description that morning — was predicting that parts of Texas could receive nearly 50 inches of rain, the largest recorded total in the state’s history, according to the Chicago Tribune. It also warned that Harvey’s relentless downpours were expected to continue until late in the week and that flooding could become much more severe. More than 82,000 homes were without electricity in the Houston area by Sunday night as airports shuttered and hospitals planned evacuations.
But in the chaos, the light of Christ shines brightly.
Whether they are on the ground or praying from afar, here’s what ministry leaders are saying and doing.