Caring Politics

Harriet Riley: A familiar voice in Houston [podcast]

September 7, 2017

On “Pensacola Speaks,” I spoke with former Pensacola resident, and fellow Ole Miss alum, Harriet Riley about her experiences with Hurricane Harvey. Harriet served as the director of United Ministries here during hurricanes Ivan, Dennis and Katrina. She lives in Houston.

“I’ve been through a lot of hurricanes growing up in Mississippi and then living in Pensacola for so long,” she shared. “Harvey was a different beast because it made landfall on a Friday night in Corpus Christi, but it didn’t really start affecting us until the next night…We had just epic amounts of rain.”

Harriet said that some homes have been flooded three times – first by the storm, then twice by waters released from area dams.Texas Department of Public Safety has reported more than 185,000 homes were damaged and 9,000 destroyed throughout the state.

She recommended that we contribute to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to help victims of the storm.

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Read This Before Leaving a Comment

Please make sure your comments follow our guidelines:

  • Please use real name - first and last names.
  • No foul language (please). Comments that are obscene, vulgar or sexually oriented will be removed. Creative spelling of such terms or implied use of such language is banned, also.
  • Do not threaten to hurt or kill anyone.
  • Be nice. No racism, sexism or any other sort of -ism that degrades another person.
  • Harassing comments. If you are the subject of a harassing comment or personal attack by another user, do not respond in-kind. Email Rick: Rick@inweekly.net. The comment will be deleted asap.
  • Share what you know. Give us your eyewitness accounts, background, observations and history.
  • Do not libel anyone. Libel is writing something false about someone that damages that person
  • Remember, this is my site. I set the rules and reserve the right to remove any comments that I deem inappropriate and to ban anyone who violates these rules.

Comments that do not adhere will be deleted or marked as SPAM.