When rescuers were at work in the wake of Hurricane Harvey they spotted something in the floodwaters. What the rescue divers saw was a woman, floating in the canal. Then they saw something else as the woman drifted toward imminent danger. There was something clinging to her. Or rather, someone.
It’s unlikely that anyone will forget Hurricane Harvey for many years, least of all the people of Texas. That’s where the storm hit the hardest. Indeed, there are towns along the Texas coast where homes remained scarred from Harvey’s impact two months after it hit land.
Harvey began life as a tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea. On August 17, 2017, the weather front had gained enough force to be labeled a tropical storm. Then, on its three-day course past Barbados and St Vincent, it lost its strength and was downgraded once again to a tropical wave.