An unprecedented winter storm and unprepared electrical grid has left millions of Texans without reliable power and water and has killed at least 20 people since Monday. Rolling blackouts stretched into days, with more than 400,000 households still without power Feb. 18 as another storm looms Thursday.
The incoming storm is expected to have devastating effects, particularly in counties southwest of San Antonio where COVID-19 cases are already spreading significantly. About seven million people were told to boil water or stop using it entirely as pipes and water mains burst in the frigid temperatures.
Depending on their location, some libraries sustained significant damage from the ensuing flood waters, while others escaped with only a little cleanup required. The flood also affected many librarians and other library workers due to the damage to their homes. Public libraries Houston Public Library reopened 18 of its 42 locations on September 5, according … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey and Libraries →
Hurricane Harvey Recovery Resources
“We will continue to update this page as information becomes available. Active Area Shelter List
Houston NRG Center at Loop 610 & Kirby will open at 10 p.m. Tuesday. Holds 10,000 people. Lakewood Church: 3700 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027 George R. Brown Convention Center downtown Toyota Center downtown Alief Taylor High School: 7555 Howell Sugar Land Rd, Houston, TX 77083 …”
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