Sheldon ISD Recovery from Hurricane Harvey (Source: Texas School Business)

Jul 3, 2018

Author Dacia Rivers 

An old adage tells us to “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.” But what if the worst lies beyond your imagination? When Hurricane Harvey came ashore on the Texas coast, it slowed down a bit, and then headed for Houston, creeping along at a snail’s pace and dumping continuous rain on the region. The flooding was catastrophic and unprecedented. “Based on the projections, we did not realize the level of disaster that it was,” says King Davis, superintendent of Sheldon ISD, which lies on the northeast side of Houston. “We were not prepared, because we didn’t realize it was going to be that level of devastation.