#HOUSTONSTRONG IN THE BITTER SOUTHERNER
WOE IS HOUSTON? AW, HELL, NO.
As of this morning, Thursday, August 31, a chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, 25 miles northeast of Houston, is exploding. Beaumont, our neighbor to the east, is flooded, and both of the city’s water treatment plants failed in the middle of the night. Port Arthur has all but washed away. All of this after Hurricane Harvey covered my hometown of Houston in 52 inches of water last weekend. Harvey has left his mark across the Texas Gulf Coast and beyond. This essay is in no way meant to minimize the related tragedies or turn a blind eye. Rather, it’s an attempt to let people outside Texas see past the fog of statistics and get a tiny taste of how people on the ground are making do.
It’s for y’all to get a dose of #HoustonStrong.