Rachel Martin, David Greene, John Bernett discussed on Morning Edition


Edition from npr news i'm rachel martin in washington dc and i'm david greene in houston texas covering harvey a tropical storm that could forecasters say jumped forty inches or more of rain this week the storm hit the coast and then moved west and here's john bernett spent five hours on the road yesterday on that path from corpus christi to houston he describes two entirely different natural disasters down on the coastal bend of texas were the great tempest came ashore it is destruction flimsy metal buildings stately oak trees green highway signs massive steel billboards had all taken a horrendous thrashing the the most dramatic sight was a mammoth fivestorey tall storage facility holding dozens of pleasure boats now tumbling out of their stalls around the town of elk campo the parole of the prairie about seventy miles southwest of houston that's where the wetlands begin after two feet of rain everything is water from here on into houston it looks like south louisiana cavaliers stranded on islands in their watery pastures frogs hop across the blacktop big oblong modules of caught a bumper crop this year sit beside the highway too wet to june every creek is bull ging out of its banks the guadalupi the colorado when the brass this rivers or wide brown torrance rushing toward the gulf carrying the rain when suit originated the heavy klay soil in this part of the state is known is houston black gunboat and it is saturated the watersheds are full so the rain piles and piles seeing the pictures of the militian that harvey brought about down here you might wonder how people holed up how they start over for that perspective i turn to nilda salazar with her husband long wynn owns the fulton harbor bates stand the eye of the hurricane passed directly over the little fishing village you'll fulton the first wave we were fine we all he had uh this little piece of ruth alf.

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