How Hurricane Harvey may impact Central Illinois and how to donate to those in need
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) —
Even if you're not in the storm's path, you can still feel the impact of Hurricane Harvey, the hurricane can send gas prices up in several parts of the country.
Officials at GasBuddy said prices are expected to increase in Chicago, but so far it is not guaranteed if the price in Champaign-Urbana will be impacted. They said there was a 5 cent increase in the wholesale gas price Thursday, but that price increased by a penny on Friday. GasBuddy said they'll know for sure if gas prices will go up in the local area after the storm hits land.
American Airlines, Southwest and United cancelled all flights out of Corpus Christi until Monday. Anyone with weekend travel plans to or from Texas including San Antonio, Houston and Austin should check with the airline for flight cancellations as more ore flight cancellations are expected for the weekend. Some airlines are rescheduling trips free of charge.
American Red Cross works 24/7 to be ready to respond to disasters like Hurricane Harvey, but there are also ways you can help those impacted. You can donate to the Red Cross by clicking here. Or you can make a $10 donation by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word "Redcross" to 90999. Donations help the Red Cross respond to those in need and will also help people recover from the disaster.