Less than one year ago we experienced what we thought was one of the worst floodings Houston had experienced and is now known as the Memorial Day Floods; that was until we woke up on Monday morning to a city almost entirely under water. This time, the destruction from the rain that soaked Houston was even more widespread, with more damage to the roads, the homes and more parts of the city, some that had not seen flooding in over 25 years. It doesn’t matter how it happened, why it happened or what the cause was because now the recovery process has to begin, and we are going to be hosting a Houston Flood Benefit April 27, 2016, and we hope you will all join us.
We understand flooding. After all, this is a city that is prone to hurricanes, torrential winds and heavy rain. In fact, this city has a very long history of not only flooding but of the water cresting over the bayous and doing severe damage, that goes back as far as 1837. Houses being swept away, bridges are destroyed, bayous pour out into the neighborhoods, and people are killed and left homeless. And, even though this type of flooding isn’t new to Houston, each and every time, it is devastating.
Mother Nature can be a beast. We can’t win against her or predict what she is going to do next, all we can do is clean up the mess she has once again left behind. We are sad for our friends who have just moved into their homes from the previous flood to experience water once again seeping under doorways; we are angry for those that lost cars and personal belongings, and we mourn for those that lost loved ones.
Most importantly, we are grateful for a city that has pulled together in a time of need and showed the strength and courage that Houstonians have. If you are in need, we have written several articles regarding important information for flood victims, clean up and what to do. It’s important to note that although some might not think this system we have in place is perfect, it is better than it was the last flood and will still be better next flood, and we love the progress that we witness from the city, the Mayor and everyone else that has jumped in that really does just vibe Houston.
Houston Flood Benefit 2016
We are hosting a Houston Flood Benefit 2016 at The Alley Kat Bar April 27, 2016 from 6:30 to close. We are asking that you bring donations in the form of heavy trash bags, gloves, masks, cleaning supplies and other goods such as those. These will all be donated to those in need. We will be having LIVE music from the Melissa Eason Victory Band beginning at 8:30 pm.
Please come out and support the Houston Flood Benefit 2016 and help those in need!