NOTHSTINE: Saving Texas and America

Aug 29, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Volunteers and first responders work together to rescue residents from rising flood waters from Hurricane Harvey. Mandatory Credit: Scott Clause/The Advertiser via USA TODAY NETWORK

Many of the images from the Texas Gulf Coast and its biggest city Houston are heartbreaking and haunting. One eerie photo captured nursing home residents calmly sitting in waist deep water waiting for evacuation. Already over 2,000 citizens of Houston have been rescued from the rising floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey, many of them in dramatic fashion. “This is a Texas-sized storm and we are pulling together with a Texas-sized response: neighbor to neighbor, house to house, street to street,” declared the state Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Some of the imagery is hard to watch. Yet it serves as a collective reminder of our responsibility to those in need, especially the more vulnerable due to age, disabilities or socioeconomic circumstances.  Read More …