Well, now the hurricane is gone and we are left with a large city with no electricity, lots of debris in the roads, lots of people calling for help/rescue who chose to stay.
Personal reports received of families who decided to ride out the hurricane and are now in dire circumstances. They can't get out because of blocked roadways or they didn't plan for enough food/water after. Some report they will hunker down with canned food, bottled water and no electricity ("like camping").
Red Cross volunteers are getting a much needed break today from 24 hour mass care. There is still plenty to do but, less frantic and slower pace.
New shelters are going up around Houston for "post hurricane mass care". The real disaster begins.............
Resources are very low and if you can donate even a few dollars to help with basics such as food and water, it will help the American Red Cross provide the material that the volunteers can distribute to those in need.