Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston several weeks ago. Lyons residents/flood victims Ken Singer & Sandy Spellman’s best friends from New Jersey have a daughter, son-in-law and two grand daughters living in Houston for the past ten years. With warnings that they should evacuate Houston, they went to higher ground in Austin, Texas. The following are excerpted emails (8/28 to 9/8) from Karlsson Salek, a high school science teacher in the Houston school system.
August 28 Email
Brian, the girls and I evacuated to Austin on Thursday. After staying through Hurricane Ike nine years ago we decided we would never do that again. As far
By Ken Singer
We bought our house on Apple Valley Road in September 2012, did renovations, and made the move from New Jersey in July 2013. For the ten idyllic weeks before the flood, we enjoyed the house, the community, and the river. In the weeks leading up to the flood, when we told people we lived on the river on Apple Valley Road, the typical response was “Oh, you are so lucky.” Immediately after the flood, the