Below are the records Hurricane Irma has already broken as of…


Below are the records Hurricane Irma has already broken as of this morning:

  • Irma is the first storm in recorded history that has maintained top winds of 185 miles per hour for 37 straight hours.
  • Irma is the strongest storm on record to exist in the Atlantic, outside of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. 
  • Irma is tied with the 1932 Cuba hurricane for the longest time spent as a Category 5 hurricane.
  • Irma has the lowest minimum pressure in its lifetime of an Atlantic hurricane on record, outside of the western Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.
  • Irma generated more Accumulated Cyclone Energy than the first eight named storms of the current Atlantic hurricane season combined.

Just to name a few… more here.

There are five refugee resettlement agencies in Houston. They will be providing information on ways…


There are five refugee resettlement agencies in Houston. They will be providing information on ways to help out. I would encourage you to follow them on Facebook to get the latest updates:

  1. Alliance for Multicultural Community Services
  2. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese Galveston-Houston
  3. Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston 
  4. Refugee Services of Texas
  5. YMCA International

Here are also a few general relief funds set up for both immediate disaster assistance and long-term services:

  1. Mayor of Houston Harvey Relief Fund
  2. United Way Houston Relief Fund
  3. Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies (helping community with disabilities)
  4. George R. Brown Emergency Center (main shelter in Downtown Houston)
  5. BakerRipley opened up a shelter at NRG, info here