I hope against hope that the agencies involved in disaster relief will have enough funding and outreach to be able to cope. Will the president, who signed disaster paperwork on Friday, let the funds loose to help people who will have medical problems due to the flooding.
When the waters recede, it's not going to be possible to live in those homes without tearing everything out down to the studs, if that. I am sure that there will be a lot of jobs for the building trades, but where they will live is another thing. Where the residents will live, like the aftermath of Katrina, is a huge problem. The trailers provided by FEMA were poorly constructed and had lingering chemical problems.
This is the time to pull together. This is the time to rise above the things that have divided us. Whether the current administration can actually provide leadership is in question. We'll see after Tuesday when the president visits San Antonio.
In the meantime, don't just send prayers, send money to Disaster relief agencies like Red Cross, Lutheran World Relief, Episcopal Disaster Services and any NGO that is working to provide help. Contact TIDE and ask them to being their washer and dryers on flatbeds to TX.