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This story actually starts about a year before Harvey, on July 7 2016 when my father passed away at the age of 59, it seemed it sent my life spinning in a snowball that is only now starting to slow down. After his death, and funeral my brother,…

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As the rains fell and the water rose on August 27, the families on Hazelton Street in the Willowbend neighborhood in Houston knew their neighborhood was in trouble. We could see streets that were now rivers. Several families began going door to door…

Harvey was a named storm for only a week, but that name has stayed on our lips since.

My brother is a columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and he invited me to take over his Sunday column in September 2017 to share what it was like to be in Houston during Harvey. This is what I wrote for that column.

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The hometown I…

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A little bit of background first. I am a weather geek, or as I would describe myself, a well-educated layman. I have a background in the natural sciences, and meteorology has always been a fascination of mine. This fascination began when I was 6…

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Vernon teacher trapped by Hurricane Harvey
Vernon Christian School teacher Melissa Overend was in Texas when the storm struck
CARMEN WELDAug. 30, 2017 3:20 p.m.LOCAL NEWSNEWS






A Vernon teacher was visiting family in Houston, Texas…

Today, marks a year since Hurricane Harvey left our small community of Huffman. There's not one month that's gone by since last August that I haven't been reminded of Harvey's destruction. FEMA trailers and porta potties now have grass growing around…

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My family and I enjoy the outdoors; we hike, kayak and rock climb as much as possible. We received our first kayak as a gift from my father-in-law, and by the time Harvey hit we each had our own. Since my father-in-law lives in Towne Lake, we kept…
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