Devastation in The Wake of Hurricane Harvey
On Aug. 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit the gulf of Texas, having a large affect on schools in the Houston Independent School District. The district has been turned into a source for hurricane relief, with thousands of people contributing to the aid of Texas residents.
Windfern High School, located in Houston, Texas, had to remain closed for 9 days as a direct effect of the hurricane. As a smaller, alternative school, no extra curricular activities take place at the school-therefore no activities were postponed or cancelled.
”[Windfern] did not have any damage and the students are fine,” Terri Simmons, Windfern Campus Secretary ’17, said.
However, other schools have been impacted by the flooding brought about by Harvey. “Kingwood High School cannot go back to the school-it’s pretty messed up…” said Simmons, ‘17. Kingwood students had to relocate to Summer Creek High for the duration of the school year due to the flood damage sustained.
All throughout Houston, teachers and students’ homes have been nearly demolished and many relief efforts have sprung out, attempting to shelter the residents that no longer have a home they can live in.
With the school district assisting the community, many Texans have found shelter, but there are still many in the area that have yet to find a place to stay-leaving them temporarily homeless.