At least 17 people have died after hurricane has dumped more than 50 inches of rain mostly in southeast Texas, the heaviest tropical downpour in US history, authorities say. The floodwaters have also displaced thousands of residents.
In response, home rental service Airbnb has created an urgent accommodations site letting homeowners open up their doors to evacuees and where victims can try to find shelter. The service fees are waived for those affected who check in by Sept. 25.
The American Red Cross is encouraging evacuees to list themselves and their families as safe by clicking here. Victims can also find a list of open shelters. If the site is down due to high volume, they can call 1-877-500-8645.
And for those wanting to talk to a mental health counselor can call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5950 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.
If you know of any other resources to help victims, please leave them in the comments section.