Memphis native rescued from Harvey floods

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Memphis native found herself and her family in need of rescuing after Hurricane Harvey pounded Houston and southeast Texas.

Becky Black and her family were able to flag down some good Samaritans to rescue them from their northeast Houston home.

"(The water) was up to the porch, and it just kept coming," Black said. "We could hear boats in our neighborhood, we could hear helicopters in the neighborhood."

"I've seen floods before in Houston, but this was unlike anything," Black said.

Black is now safe with family outside of Houston, but wanted to send a message to all Memphians that Houston needs your help now.

"Even after the rain goes away, we've still got flooding that we have to wait for. These people that are in shelters still need supplies," Black said.

Black is asking for anyone with resources to please send them to Houston. Right now, officials are asking for baby supplies, bedding, towels, wheelchairs, walkers, and toiletries.

How you can help Harvey victims

Make a $10 donation to Red Cross by texting the word HARVEY to 90999.

Learn about other donation and volunteer opportunities by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by clicking here.

Donate to the Salvation Army at HelpSalvationArmy.org or call 1-800-725-2769.

Houston's mayor set up a relief fund with the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Click here to donate to that fund.

Blood donations are also encouraged at a time like this. Lifeblood said all blood types are needed. Click here or call 901-290-9743 to schedule a blood donation appointment.

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