As many of you know, I live in Houston and we are now in Day Four of Hurricane/Tropical storm Harvey. For many here in the Bayou City, the situation is dire: all of the area’s highways are flooded and closed, many of the local streets are similarly affected, countless homes have succumbed to the deluge, and thousands and thousands of people have been displaced.
Since Saturday, I have been holed up here in our house, which, for the most part, has weathered the storm fairly well. The roof started leaking last night, but the damage has been slight. We have been very fortunate while others here in the city have not.
Should the rain relent at some point today, I hope to hop on my bike and survey the local area a bit more broadly. It is bad here folks, really bad, but we are fine. Forecasts call for the storm to eventually leave the area sometime Wednesday or even Thursday, so we are far from finished.
Thank you so much for all of you texts and messages.