Mexican bakers trapped in kitchen by floodwater make hundreds of loaves of bread for Hurricane Harvey victims

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A group of Mexican bakers who became stranded by Hurricane Harvey spent night and day baking hundreds of loaves of bread for victims of the disaster.

The kind-hearted workers at El Bolillo Bakery, in Houston, Texas, became stuck inside the store for two days when floodwater levels dramatically rose outside.

They had been working a late shift when they realised they could not leave, and once trapped decided to spend their time productively.

The store’s electricity supply was unaffected despite the flooding, and they used up nearly 2,000kg of flour to bake bread and pan dulce, Mexican sweet bread.

The bakery posted on social media: “Hurricane Harvey pan dulce – we are going to take it to those in need. 

“Bakers were stuck inside for two days!”

It added: “Hearts go out to those in danger and those who have lost everything… we are closed until further notice, but our bakers cooked all night long and we will be prepared to help as soon as we can with bread.”

Thousands of people reacted to the baker’s generosity on Facebook, thanking them and hailing them as an “inspiration”.

Diane Pugh wrote: “God Bless you. I was brought to tears by your kindness. Too little of that, today!!!! Just amazing!”

Debby Goforth said: “Hats off to you. What an inspiration you guys are!”

Eddie Gurbisz added: “Awesome job guys! Can’t say enough good things about what you’ve done for the people of Houston! Much love and respect.”

And Cindy Melanson said: “Thank you for putting others above yourselves in a time of such misery.”

Tens of thousands of people have been left in need of temporary shelter following the storm which has killed at least 31 people.

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