By David Futrelle
Much like Katrina, Harvey is turning into a slow-motion catastrophe as the deluge continues and flood waters rise. The National Weather Service is predicting more than 50 inches of rain in some areas, “beyond anything experienced before.”
Donald Trump, meanwhile, takes to Twitter to promote the book of a sheriff nearly as terrible as Joe Arpaio, talk about his stupid wall, brag about his win in Missouri, and issue meaningless bromides on how well everything is going in Texas, where things are decidedly not going well.
If you’re a WHTM reader in an area hit by Harvey, let us know how you are doing. We can signal boost if you need help!
Let’s go to the Tweets:
— NWS Weather Prediction Center (@NWSWPC) August 27, 2017
Buffalo Bayou Park in Houston
before and after.
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) August 27, 2017
ICE Left 50 Immigrant Women And Kids Stranded At Bus Station Before Hurricane Harvey Struck https://t.co/LRhaWcji3c
— grace wyler (@grace_lightning) August 27, 2017
FYI: They were taken in by a local church.
"things are bad in texas, but also don't forget mexico is full of criminals and i won missouri by a lot" pic.twitter.com/b4FFxwydw3
— Mike Murphy (@mcwm) August 27, 2017
OMFG. The city of Houston's 911 services are at capacity. They're not even answering emergency calls right now.
Great coordination, tho. pic.twitter.com/vU4OFu501U
— Caroline Orr Bueno (@RVAwonk) August 27, 2017
While Houston is under water, Trump tweets about the wall—which he'd proposed paying for by making massive cuts to FEMA. pic.twitter.com/7MEn1KLfcK
— Hanna Brooks Olsen (@mshannabrooks) August 27, 2017
How trump is acting now is how he would also act if we got hit with a nuclear missile from North Korea
Plugging a book & 2020 rallying
— 🏳️🌈Spacedad or whatever🏳️🌈 (@SuperSpacedad) August 27, 2017
If you want to help, some suggestions.
THREAD: Local Houston charities helping with Harvey https://t.co/NbL7NbykHU
— David Futrelle (@DavidFutrelle) August 27, 2017
Good list of reputable organizations serving Harvey victims here: https://t.co/DjJ6XmvFmk
— Laura Seay (@texasinafrica) August 27, 2017
In other news:
WATCH: Man fired at another person in Charlottesville on Aug. 12. We handed 📹 to LE agencies. The man has been arrested & charged w a crime. pic.twitter.com/0vrXq4zNC0
— ACLU of Virginia (@ACLUVA) August 26, 2017
Richard Preston of The Imperial Wizard of The Confederate White Knights in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Arrested for firing at crowd pic.twitter.com/ByMtNGNBFX
— Chris Sampson (@TAPSTRIMEDIA) August 27, 2017
Protesters gather against bigotry and hatred at the spot of a cancelled right-wing rally in Berkeley https://t.co/QwGcbegKul
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) August 27, 2017
In more neo-Nazi news….. https://t.co/1IYMjBl3tB
— Raw Story (@RawStory) August 27, 2017
Time to stick together.
Accept my love! https://t.co/NWeYA6RhuV
— Dog and Kitty (@dognkitty) August 27, 2017