RCI St. Lucia
posted on August 29, 2017 06:59
One St Lucian living in Texas has been reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that has left hundreds of people displaced due to flooding.
Andrea Jn Baptiste who is the founding member of the overseas sons and daughters of St Lucia charitable foundation says many St Lucians resident in the southern US state have not been spared.
Rain pelted the battered city on Monday as emergency teams — aided by a growing contingent of citizen-rescuers — plunged into waist-deep water seeking people stranded by devastating, historic flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Officials in Texas said Monday afternoon that at least nine people appear to have died as a result of the storm and authorities expect the toll to rise as rescue efforts continue.
Jn Baptiste has described the situation as dire.
Meanwhile Jn Bpatiste disclosed that the overseas sons and daughters of St Lucia, is expected to come forward with assistance for displaced St Lucians. She says it will most likely come in the form of a monetary contribution.
About 2,000 people had been brought to safety with more still in need of help. Yet even with several deaths attributed to the storm, the full toll of Harvey’s destruction remained unclear.