Hurricane Laura shredded the Texas and Louisiana border and the devastation is far reaching. Bus loads of evacuees are making the trip to Austin. Homes are gone forever, people are displaced, momentos are gone….forever.

Hurricane Laura made landfall at 1 a.m. ET Thursday with extreme winds and an expected “catastrophic” storm surge in parts of Texas and Louisiana, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The center said Laura is an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph — just 7 mph short of Category 5 classification. That would make Laura the fourth Category 4 storm to strike Louisiana in modern history.

Here’s how we can show them some of that Austin love:

Georgetown/ Hutto/ Round Rock:

Check our HELP crisis center on Facebook for the latest list of needs and volunteer shifts for the hurricane victims. https://m.facebook.com/pg/helpcrisisassistance/about/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0

Austin:

Austin Pets Alive is in need of supplies as they get ready for the influx of animals: https://www.austinpetsalive.org/

Austin:

Austin Diaper Bank : https://www.austindiapers.org/
Evacuees of Hurricane Laura, we know you’ve had a long couple of nights and you are weary. Welcome to Austin. Sit back. Take care of you and we will take care of the rest.

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