• Sara Moore

Tropical Storm Imelda Update


It is estimated that nearly 900 homes sustained major damage as a result of Imelda.


Imelda began dumping rain on our area on Sept 17, and parts of the Greater Houston area received as much as 42 inches of rain in just 72 hours. On Oct 4, the storm was declared a major disaster, meaning that at least 800 homes without flood insurance receive at least 18 inches of water. In all, it is estimated that nearly 900 homes sustained major damage as a result of Imelda.


Some of the previously formed Houston Responds coalitions were fully prepared and responded quickly to the needs of flooded families. However, a significant amount the Imelda- impacted homeowners were in areas in and around Houston where Houston Responds coalitions were not yet fully active. Since Imelda struck, the coalitions which have been around since Harvey have been working hand in hand with the newly active coalitions to better serve the families who request recovery assistance. As you know, there are many steps to recovery ahead for these impacted families. Houston Responds believes in mobilizing churches to support families through all stages of recovery, including emotional and spiritual care.


CLICK HERE to find the coalition for your area and learn more about how to get your church involved with helping families affected by Harvey and Imelda.

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