More pictures and stories have made me even more worried and sadder.
The cemetery I know too well. The burning house I’ve driven by countless times on my way to work.
The images are scary and baffling. I talked to a friend who’s safe in Houston, whose father is trying to find out what happened to their waterfront Ramada. Between 12pm to 6pm residents of Galveston will be allowed back to see what happened. And then what? Will they get the help they need? The resources? What happens next, as the situation in Galveston spirals downwards and the Mayor insists that no one return. How does one just leave their home and wait, without any proper news? I’ve been annoyed by the little information I can find on Galveston…its all about Houston. Sure, buildings there were affected badly, but can you really compare that to the island hit hardest and most directly? Sheesh.
Another friend’s house sounds like its in a bad state. I’m worried about all the people I haven’t heard from: how are they? How are their homes? Did they save their precious pictures? Some memories? What happens to their lives now? For the next week? For the next month? Do they just stand still and wait for the debris to be picked up?