JJ Watt's Hurricane Harvey fundraising efforts surpass $10 million

The number represents market value, not storm damage, and is but a small fraction of the storm's reach, as satellite images of the flooding are incomplete. Watt keeps blowing past and raising his targets. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. "Please keep sharing. Please keep donating". Every little thing helps.

"We just pray that the body count won't rise significantly".

While another aired their grievances, tweeting: "Shame on @realDonaldTrump for using the presidency & #HurricaneHarvey as a platform to make himself wealthier". The campaign has raised over $6 million in three days.

Watt said the money will go directly to victims in Houston and the surrounding area. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also said that the Senate was prepared to move quickly. Evacuees were forced to abandon floating cots and retreat to the bleachers lining the building. "So, we're going to try and set up - literally, it's going to be open up the back of a semi truck and start handing out water, start handing out clothes".

That is expected to be approved when Congress returns to work on Tuesday following its summer break.

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Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt called for the game to be a fundraiser after Monday's practice.

An analysis of satellite imagery and property data shows at least $US23 billion ($A29 billion) worth of property has been affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey in parts of two counties in Texas alone. "We must protect the lives of our people", Trump stated. By comparison, Hurricane Katrina's damage surpassed $100 billion. In the best of cases, most are returning to waterlogged homes and belongings; to insurance headaches and contractor nightmares.

The owner of the Texans, Robert McNair, has pledged $1 million, which will be matched by the NFL's charitable foundation. And yet, the exact track isn't what turned this hurricane into a history-maker.