Texas LDS Meetinghouse Becomes Shelter, Boat Command Center for Harvey Victims

An LDS meetinghouse in Texas has become a refuge for many after extreme flooding has left their homes filled with several feet of standing water. 

The Cypress LDS Stake Center has become a shelter for dozens of people displaced by the unrelenting wind and rain from Tropical Storm Harvey. About 50 spent Monday night in rooms throughout the building.

The stake center also is staging area for boat rescues on flooded streets in the area. On Monday, volunteer rescuers, Mormon and non-Mormon, plucked about 500 people from their saturated homes, including residents of a high-rise care center near the temple.

Lead image from the Deseret News
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