The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey has encompassed the nation as more and more video and photos come out the flood-ravaged Houston.
This historic storm has dropped nearly 50 inches of water on the Houston area as of yesterday afternoon and more is expected over the coming days.
The entire Texas National Guard has been called in for rescue efforts and average citizens with boats have been rescuing people since the weekend one by one, maneuvering their way through water-covered streets and roads that have turned this part of Texas into a gigantic lake.
For astounding reference, the area has been turned into a lake the size of Lake Michigan, according to The Washington Post.
Other states have also been sending spare Guard troops down to Texas, and even news crews have been performing rescues when need be. (See video below.)
Celebrities have been making the plea for donations to organizations poised to help with the rescue and recovery efforts, including your favorite soap stars, whose hearts are obviously breaking as much as ours.
See what daytime’s finest have to say about the devastation in Texas, as they link you to donation organizations, asking for all of us to do what we can to help our fellow Americans.
Please help!! Donating to the Red Cross and all others!! But pls don’t forget the animals????????????#Repost @dallasdogrrr (@get_repost) ・・・ *** 9 1 1 *** We are in serious need of help! They opened the dam north of us and we got over a foot of water overnight…and it’s still rising! They’re going to release more water from upstream and more rain is on the horizon. We’ve got to go and we’ve got to go now! We won’t leave the dogs so need help getting them out by boat. We need temporary places for them to stay as well. We will need about 20 more large crates. We’re still having trouble wrapping our heads around this and really aren’t sure where to begin. Can anyone get to us with a boat and a trailer so we can make several trips back and forth with dogs in crates? 413 Speights Loop Road Hankamer, TX 77560 Please share, we need help and we need it NOW!!! #dallasdogrrr #adoptdontshop #fosteringsaveslives #fostersneeded #doglivesmatter #adorable #pawfect #furbaby #dallasdoglife #rescued #rescuedogsofinstagram #dallas #texasdogs #dogstagram #puppygram #barkpost #dfw #dallasdogs #dogrescuesofig #fostersaveslives #adoptme #rescuedismyfavoritebreed #hurricaneharvey #easttexas