How to help the victims of Harvey

Evacuees wade down a flooded section of Interstate 610 as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston. The remnants of Hurricane Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into Houston Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The flooding continued Monday after Category 4 Hurricane Harvey struck Texas on Friday night. Thousands were forced out of their homes as water rescues continued. Some private boat owners joined first-responders in going door-to-door, looking for people trapped in their homes.

Some parts of Texas were hit by up to 30 inches of rain in a period of just three days. The National Weather Service predicted some areas could see up to 50 inches of rain, which would be the largest recorded total in Texas history. More than 82,000 homes were without electricity as of Sunday night in Houston.

The American Red Cross and Salvation Army are actively helping victims of Harvey. You can donate to those organizations:

Visit the American Red Cross website; call 1-800 RED-CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999.

Visit the Salvation Army website; call 1-800 SAL-ARMY or text STORM to 51555.

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