Latter-day Saints Standing By to Help with Houston Flood

  • 2 June 2015

HOUSTON, TEXAS

Local Latter-day Saints in Houston are putting together work crews to help those impacted when a massive storm dumped more than a foot of water on the city May 26.

They are waiting for floodwaters to recede before they can help, said Bruce Muir, director of Church Emergency Response.

“We are standing by to help,” he said.

Hundreds of motorists were stranded during the storm, which left at least 16 dead.

The floodwaters impacted most of Houston, where firefighters carried out more than 500 water rescues, according to the Associated Press. At least 2,500 vehicles were abandoned by drivers seeking higher ground.

As of press time May 27, there were no reports of injury to Church members or damage to Church property.

Many in Oklahoma have also been impacted by flooding, where water damaged eight members’ homes.