In Texas we confront a catastrophe of something like biblical proportions thanks to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey. The New York Times opens its story on the storm (posted last night): “What felt like an apocalyptic onslaught of pounding rains and rapidly rising floodwaters brought the nation’s fourth-largest city to its knees on Sunday, as highways and residential streets turned to rivers, waist-high waters choked off access to homes and hospitals, and officials begged boat owners to pitch in with an enormous and frantic rescue operation.” The Times quotes the National Weather Service on the scope of the devastation: “This event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced.”
Such events bring out the best and the worst in our fellow citizens. Here are two scenes of the best, via Twitter.
— CHIEF (@texashabanero) August 28, 2017
Toxic masculinity and privilege. pic.twitter.com/EE9xVit4d4
— Renna (@RennaW) August 27, 2017
UPDATE: The front page of today’s Wall Street Journal identifies the man in the tweet above as Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck. He is pictured rescuing Connie Pham and son Aiden on Sunday.