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By Fabian Van Onzin

Cleaning up after Hurricane Harvey in  Houston, TX.

Houston, TX – In late August, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and it caused untold destruction upon the city. Entire neighborhoods were submerged in water, hundreds of people lost their cars to flooding, and there were over three dozen deaths. The city's response was not very good; the well-off middle-class communities received immediate aid, but the working class and predominantly Black and Chicano/Mexicano neighborhoods received little assistance. In Houston's Sunnyside, for example, a predominantly Black neighborhood, there were nearly no FEMA responders and large rescue teams.


By staff

Fight Back! intervened Houston resident Lilli Ana Castrillon, late in the evening, Friday, August 25 about the approaching hurricane Harvey.