Many experts are saying Hurricane Harvey will be a multi-billion-dollar disaster as some areas of Texas could receive as much as 40 inches of rain when all is said and done. Here's what we can do to help our friends in the south.

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    Scott Olson, Getty Images

    Donate to The American Red Cross

    With torrential rain expected through mid-week, and some areas two feet under water, first responders can't even reach those that need help. Rescue and repair efforts will daunting and likely last a very long time.

    The American Red Cross is on the ground in affected areas, and more volunteers are being called in.

    The best way we can help is to make a donation to Red Cross.

    • Text "HARVEY" to 90999 to make a $10 donation
    • Visit
    • Call 1-800-RED-CROSS


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    Joe Raedle, Getty Images

    Texas Diaper Bank

    Since 1997 the Texas Diaper Bank has been working to meet the basic needs of vulnerable babies, children with disabilities and seniors.

    Diapers are not part of disaster relief.

    Consider making a donation to this organization. Please specify on the "Donate Now" page that your funds are for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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    Joe Raedle, Getty Images

    Help Displaced Pets

    Austin Pets Alive! has transported hundreds of displaced animals to their no-kill shelter. This number will continue to rise, and so will this non-profit's costs.

    Go here to make a donation.

    You can also gift the SCPA of Texas who are working overtime to rescue and save,

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