Rescue and relief efforts are continuing in the Houston area, after Hurricane Harvey flooded the city late last week. Harvey is the first major cyclone to make landfall in the US since Hurricane Wilma struck Florida in 2005, and to date, it’s caused 39 deaths and has displaces tens of thousands of residents.
Houston gospel musician Aric Harding was one of those displaced by the Category 4 storm. When he returned to his flooded home to gather some of his and his children’s belongings, he couldn’t help but to sit down at his living room piano and play, even though he was sitting in knee-deep water:
Aric Harding returned to his Friendswood home to get his kids' stuffed animals. Then he played his flooded piano. And he moved us to tears. pic.twitter.com/DePluEWz5l
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) August 31, 2017
Hurricane Harvey is still active in the southeastern Texas area, though it’s weakening. You can contribute to the Red Cross or other organizations if you are looking to donate to the rescue and relief efforts.