Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Houston, Texas

The images coming out of Houston have been so powerful and unnerving. My heart goes out to everyone there who has been affected.

(Link to video) Hurricane Harvey has been an unprecedented disaster, but the stories of courage and compassion arising in response have been an inspiration to us all.

Have the floods in Texas affected you, either directly or indirectly? Please share your story in the comments.
Music by Kevin MacLeod


Rich said...

I have experienced a "flood of the century" in our region here in Germany. The whole desperation - and the immense help and support from people near and far.

Your sketch is a wonderful heartfelt contribution as well.

Robyn said...

Please everyone remember that although the situation in Houston is awful and impacts an incredible number of people, that there is a huge area full of smaller communities with fewer resources that have also been hit just as badly. Houston was flooded by a tropical storm; the category 4 hurricane struck elsewhere and those people are in need of aid, too.

Tyler J said...

I volunteered at a Red Cross shelter in New Braunfels, TX and it was pretty incredible. There are many people from different walks of life coming together to help. Monetary donations seem to be the way to go in the early days with contributions of goods later when the infrastructure is in better shape to handle them.

It also really puts a bad day in perspective and makes you thankful for the good things in your own life.

Unknown said...

I just got home yesterday after being on "lockdown" for 143 hours at a local hospital (I work in the ICU) while Hurricane Harvey was wreaking his havoc. This broke my previous record of a measly 76 hours. I was extremely blessed that my house suffered no damage, but several friends have had flood damage and some houses on my street also flooded. It is just heartbreaking to see, but we are pulling together and helping each other out. And cleaning up after a flood is a filthy, nasty job.