HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 28: People evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple of days. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

How to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey:

The Red Cross – Text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10.

Salvation Army – Call 1-800-725-2769 or text STORM to 51555.

To help animals contact:  The Houston Humane Society

The Texas Diaper Bank in San Antonio is asking for diapers and wipes to be mailed to 5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504, San Antonio, Tex., 78238.

Before donating consider doing your research.

You can check Charity Navigator, which has a list of organizations that are responding to the storm.

Avoid scams.  Check tips from the Federal Trade Commission.