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Victoria police officers stop to fold, store fallen American flag after Harvey pummels city

Parts of Victoria without water, electricity

Photo Courtesy: Greg Shelby.
Photo Courtesy: Greg Shelby.

VICTORIA – After Hurricane Harvey left the city of Victoria without power or water, police officers driving through the devastation stopped after seeing a fallen American flag.

The officers got out of their patrol vehicle, picked up, folded and stored the flag.

Greg Shelby, a resident of Victoria who stayed behind, saw the officers folding the flag and posted the photo to social media over the weekend in hopes of bringing some people smiles after Harvey's path of destruction struck the small town.

On Sunday, H-E-B send convoys carrying food, water, a pharmacy, ATM and generators to Victoria. 

More than 100 HEB employees made their own way to Victoria to volunteer.

HEB deploying mobile kitchens and disaster relief units to Victoria, more than 15 vehicles will deliver supplies #KSATnews pic.twitter.com/9KmdNJHPcM

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Victoria's mayor, Paul Polasek instructed residents to "stretch our (their) resources a bit," and conserve water and food for the next few days. 

Ultimately, Polasek said, the city will be just fine.

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