Hurricane Harvey landed on Texas shores five years ago this week, dropping a historic amount of rain and flooding on Houston and coastal cities for more than a week. After the water subsided, the real work should have begun to get damaged homes back to normal. However, as the story goes, far too many Texans still live in unfinished homes even after all these years.
On this episode of A Little Louder, Texas Housers’ Southeast Texas Regional Director Julia Orduña joins fellow Houser and Communications Manager Michael Depland to explore more than just a simple look back at Hurricane Harvey, but the work that survivors have put in to seize their own power and do the work to make their homes whole again.
Several members of the Harvey Forgotten Survivors Caucus sat with Julia for interviews to explain why the Caucus is so important, how they managed to keep organizing through COVID-19, and their upcoming event ‘Hurricane Harvey: 5 Years Of Survival – We Are Still Here’ on Saturday, September 3rd. More information on this event can be found at bit.ly/harvey5years
You can listen to Episode 48: “Five Years Later, Harvey Forgotten Survivors Caucus Speaks” below or wherever you get your podcasts.