Hello! D#2 here with a guest post! Dad is currently mooching off my wifi, Mom is walking my dog, and Milo is earning his keep by
mauling any looters taking a nap at the house.
The parentals can still safely make it in and out of their neighborhood for the time being but the reservoirs have not stabilized yet. The water is still rising. They’re going on day 5 of this storm and the whole thing is unreal. Luckily, I’m a 30 min drive away and have AC, cold beer, ice cream and hugs. Now that they’ve seen signs of life in the outside world they will have new topics of conversation to share with the neighbors.
Speaking of neighbors, I’d like to say thank you to the community that is keeping my parents spirits high and supporting each other through this traumatic event. Stay safe. The sun is out again and the waters will recede.
My residence had a minor roof leak and minimal water seepage from the backyard so we were part of the lucky few who stayed safe and dry. Those of us who were able returned to work today and now we start the aftermath of helping our city rebuild.
If you’re outside the city and looking to help here are some local places you can contribute to….
Greater Houston Community Foundation – Set up by our Mayor to raise funds for helping communities around town
Volunteer Houston – if you are here and want to go help they’re collecting lists of volunteers to deploy around the city once things are safe
Swamp Plot Shelter List – Swamp Plot (Houston Area Real Estate Site) has a crowdsourced spreadsheet from Sketch City (Local Non-Profit Technology Group) with a list of shelters and what they need.
I know Houston is getting a lot of the news coverage. We’re big and flashy. When looking for ways to help don’t forget to send some love (and by love I mean money and supplies) to the rest of the Texas and Louisiana coast that was hit by Harvey.
This is out of date and doesn’t include Louisiana. This thing was huge and bad and people need help.
TLDR: Parents are okay! House will be okay! D#2 is okay! Houston and the rest of the Texas and Louisiana coasts need your help! Thank you for all of the love and support and reading of this blog. Stay safe out there. This is almost over.