Meanwhile, Bajan star Rihanna also donated to help the effort but to the nonprofit organization Feeding America. The singer also donated funds through her Clara Lionel Foundation, though the pledge amount is currently unknown. “A huge thank you to @rihanna and the @ClaraLionelFdn for their generous donation for Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts!” the organization tweeted.
On Thursday, officials and residents in Texas begun to assess the storm’s trail of destruction in Houston as the flood waters slowly started to recede six days after Hurricane Harvey roared ashore in southeastern Texas. Approximately 325,000 people have registered for FEMA assistance and $57 million has been distributed so far Preliminary data shows Harvey has broken the rainfall record for a single storm event in the lower 48 states, according to the National Weather Service. The storm dropped a preliminary tally of 51.88 inches of rain in Cedar Bayou, Texas, some 30 miles east of Houston.
Harvey, which first hit land as a Category 4 hurricane, made its third landfall just west of Cameron, Louisiana, early Wednesday morning as a tropical storm. Harvey weakened to a tropical depression overnight before being degraded to a low-pressure system that is expected to bring heavy rain to the Tennessee Valley and the Ohio Valley.
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