Hurricane Harvey: Bakers trapped inside worked day and night making free bread for flood victims
Kind employees of the El Bolillo Bakery in Houston, Texas, used 2,000kg of flour and worked day and night while trapped in the storm.
The baked hundreds of loaves for locals who were suffering due to the devastating weather.
In a bid to ease their worries about friends and family affected by the floods, the four bakers trapped in the South Wayside area decided to do something productive.
Although the bakers were trapped due to rising water levels outside, the store’s electricity supply was unaffected.
Brian Alvarado, manager of the bakery on South Wayside Drive, said: ‘When they realised they were stuck, they decided to keep themselves busy and help the community and made as many loaves of bread as they could.
The four men got to work baking bread, Mexican cakes and patisseries which were later distributed among survivors – some of who have lost everything in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which has devastated much of Texas.
Many residents have lost their homes and possessions.
In Texas, the official death toll surpassed 30 this week. Sadly, the number is expected to climb as authorities investigated several other deaths to determine whether they were storm-related.
Officials fear that the number of fatalities will climb sharply in coming days as neighbors, emergency workers and family members search for the missing – and discover the bodies of people trapped in waterlogged homes or trapped underwater inside cars.