Slow Motion Disasters

I’m no expert on disasters.  I’ve been close to a few of them as I suspect most of us have.  There are three disasters in my experience for which I have strong memories.  Hurricane Harvey, of course,…Hurricane Ike in 2008 the eye of which came straight through Houston….and the 1988 Yellowstone fires described in detail here if you are interested. Continue reading “Slow Motion Disasters”

Harvey – One Story of Many

My family lives on the north side of Houston on the border between two suburbs called Spring and Humble.  (Humble is pronounced with a silent “H”…as in “Umble”.  Pronounce it as it is spelled and you immediately identify yourself as an out-of-towner).  Our neighborhood is directly north of Bush Intercontinental Airport…one of two major airports in Houston.  North is generally where you want to be when hurricane season arrives.

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