Hurricane Harvey: Indian students caught in Houston flooding find food, shelter
At least 200 Indian students stranded at the University of Houston due to "catastrophic" flooding after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas were being evacuated to safer places, authorities said on Tuesday.
India's Consul-General in Houston Anupam Ray has been in touch with the students and monitoring the evacuation process.
The students and friends of Anupam Ray were all praise for his immediate response to the needs of students in Houston.
Harvey, the most powerful hurricane to hit the US in 13 years, has left a trail of destruction as it swept through Texas after making landfall on Saturday, pummelling the region with heavy rains and claiming at least five lives.
Consul-General in Houston Anupam Ray offers help
Amid the heavy rain fall in Houston, Anupam Ray tweeted that Hurricane Harvey or not the Consul-General is open.
Indian students finding shelter
The stranded students in Houston were provided with temporary shelter and food. Ray was in touch with the Ministry of External Affairs of India and organised food for students.
Food, water provided
The students were being provided food and other important supplies by the Indian-American community at the Consulate -General.
Sewa International Houston comes to the rescue
Sewa International Houston - along with several other Indian-American community organisations - have teamed up to provide food and shelter to the affected people. The organisation made efforts to deliver food as soon as possible but the US Coast Guard did not allow them as the boats were required for the rescue operations.
A group photo time with CG Anupam Ray
After the rescue operation was over, the students took photos with Anupam Ray. Anupam on Monday had told EAM Sushma Swaraj that he was monitoring the situation and was in touch with the Indian students.