Willow Creek Elementary School served as a temporary supply and meal station after Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 35 inches of rain on the community, flooding many out of their homes. Harvey's drenching rain on Tuesday and Wednesday pushed local residents of Kings Point and Foster's Mill subdivisions from their residences.
Willow Creek Principal Scott Duncan led the effort. They were able to find 50 to 60 host families for people who needed host homes and served hundreds of meals. Duncan said, "We put out a call to the community and got a tremendous response. Within 20 minutes, people were bringing in supplies and crockpots full of hot meals."
Humble ISD has launched an amazing response to the disaster. Custodial supervisor at Atascocita High School, Barbara Castillo, lives in Kingwood and has been unable to get to AHS, so her boss asked her to help out at Willow Creek.
By Wednesday, Aug. 30, Willow Creek shut down as a temporary station. Supplies were transferred to other shelters of need.
There were thousands of residents affected by the storm.
A worker from CenterPoint Energy said that 500 of the 550 homes in Fosters Mill subdivision were affected by flooding.