Praying For My City
Houston needs help as we fear the catastrophe could get worse
BY DAMYEAN DOTSON
For more than four days we went nowhere, my mother, my girlfriend and me. We were holed up in my mother’s house, cut off from loved ones by flooded streets and impassable highways. The sun peeked out yesterday, but we’re still unable to travel far. We worry still about what the next day will bring and wonder how long the misery can go on.
Houston, my city, my hometown, is suffering, and we know we’re among the lucky ones. Our house has not taken on water and the streets around us are not flooded. We still have electricity and running water, and our immediate family is safe. The area we’re in, on the south side near downtown, seems to be doing alright.