Texas communities are once again dealing with severe flooding due to Tropical Depression Imelda’s heavy rains. As news comes in, the NAFC has been reaching out to our Texas members, as well as those in Louisiana and Arkansas as the storm continues. We heard from one member yesterday, Ubi Caritas Health Ministries in Beaumont, TX, who gives this first-hand account:
“This situation for us in Beaumont in the area we serve is worse than it was with Harvey. Our hearts are breaking for the community we serve. We are making plans to hopefully be able to get into the clinic in the morning to set up assistance to get our patients the care they need and get them to safety and to shelters. They are evacuating the area currently and will not let us in. One of our staff members husband works for the fire department and he is in the area making boat rescues and has rescued many of our patients already.”
The picture on the left is from an intersection close to the Ubi Caritas Clinic, and the video below is drone footage of the South Park neighborhood that Ubi Caritas is in. The video starts off at the end of Highland Ave, the street the clinic is on.