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I had about two and a half feet of water in my house. It rained that night constantly, just constantly. I remember going to the back door and I saw that the water level was right at the edge of my back door. I thought if it doesn't stop raining, it's…

My story is not the typical HARVEY story in that only 2 inches of water came into my downstairs duplex in Third Ward. The bigger damage was from the continuous rain that affected my roof, siding and foundation. In the immediate aftermath I reported…

Provost Intent for Harvey Action Team.pdf
The first full evening of the storm, the Rice University Provost called me and asked that the Doerr Institute for New Leaders team with the Center for Civic Leadership to create Rice's volunteer response to the need in Houston. In order to…

2 days after the flood, a friend called and asked my wife and I to stay with him. Neither he nor I knew how long we would stay, but he and his family were more than generous. Then when the water receded, he helped with generators and other…

I’m a nurse at a local area hospital. I was scheduled to work Sunday August 27th, Harvey was just making its way into Houston it was raining but not badly, I told my husband I would drive carefully. I had been stuck at work for hurricane Ike in…

It's been a year ago today that Harvey came and destroyed so many innocent lives and livelyhoods. It seems not too long ago, the deluge of storms and sirens going off warning of tornadoes nearby. My son sleeping through this while I stayed up…

Let me start off by saying that most of this was written about a week after the storm hit and touched up in the last week as we approached the one year mark of Harvey. These recollections are in no way a complete - hardly - debrief of my experiences…
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