I have grown up in Houston and have experienced hurricanes. But I don’t think any hurricane had my attention like Hurricane Harvey! Harvey was different….Harvey was the “perfect storm” Harvey had the perfect elements to cause some real damage to Houston and surrounding areas.
Let me set the stage…..I remember telling a friend that I hadn’t finish experiencing the eclipse when she asked if I was ready for the storm…What storm??….Hurricane Harvey. I was still thinking about the extreme gases that the eclipse was giving off and the heat I experienced. Could the eclipse have anything to do with the perfect hurricane formations this season?!? I am no scientist but that makes perfect sense to me…
Hurricane Harvey keep my family and I in the house for four days. Thankful for all the food and water we purchased. The boys and I played some board games and digital games. The one’s I enjoyed the most were “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” Junior Edition and a new Monopoly game with the digital score keeper. Oh and don’t forget the snacks….Harvey has been blamed for weight gain by many…..We also celebrated my youngest sons Birthday “home with Harvey!” A two week delay on school and a city left to pickup the pieces…
After the rain we got out of the house and saw the devastation the storm caused and it broke my heart. So many displaced in Houston, over 10,000 people were in one shelter alone. Many churches in the area became distribution centers and shelters. The Houston community is really showing the world the Texas Strong and Houston Strong spirit. I have never felt so prouder to call myself a Houstonian and a Texan. We will recover! Charryse Johnson