BEAUMONT, Texas –
An anonymous billionaire donated three semi-trailers full of bottle water to relieve water shortages caused by Hurricane Harvey. After palletization, the water is loaded onto CH-47 Chinook helicopters piloted by the 7-158th GSAB and then transported from Conroe, and unloaded in Beaumont.
The entire city of Beaumont has lost access to clean water due to rising storm waters. In a statement, the Beaumont Police Department said it lost power at its main pump station along the Neches River and from its secondary source of well water in an adjacent county.
Located near the Louisiana border on the Gulf Coast, the city of nearly 120,000 residents will be without water until after floodwaters recede and officials can analyze the extent of the damage.
The city has been without water since Thursday. Demand for fresh water has created lines up to a mile long at local retailers.
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