The students were being provided food and other supplies by the Indian-American community in the area.
Authorities said today that at least 200 stranded Indian students at the University of Houston due to flooding after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas were being evacuated to safer places.
The students were being provided food and other supplies by the Indian-American Community in the area. Anupam Ray who is India’s Consul-General has been in touch with the students and monitoring the rescue process.
In new Delhi, Sushma Swaraj, The External Affairs Minister said that two Indian students, Shalini and Nikhil Bhatia have been admitted to the ICU. She further tweeted, “@CGHoust has informed me that 200 Indian students at University of Houston are marooned. They are surrounded by neck deep water”.
The National Weather Service of the US has called the flooding in Texas as “Unprecedented”. The service said in a statement, “Catastrophic flooding is now underway and expected to continue for days”. Sewa International Houston has teamed up with several other Indian-American Community Organizations to provide food and shelter to the affected people. Some of the major Indian organisations like The India House, The India Cultural Centre, The Indo-American Political Action Committee and Indo-American Charity Foundation have decided to coordinate their relief efforts through Sewa International. Indian businesses were providing shelter to displaced families.
Gitesh Desai, Sewa International President said, “staying strong through the crisis”.