VR Final: Hurricane Harvey

This VR story focuses on a small neighborhood in Coldspring, Texas.  This neighborhood where my family resides is surrounded by water: one river and one dam.  When Harvey made its way through Texas, the water from the hurricane caused the water levels in the dam to rise high enough to cause the wall in the dam of Lake Livingston to be opened.  On one side of the neighborhood, the top of the damn was overflowing with water and on the other side, the water levels in the river were rising at a rapid pace.

In this video, we see the the aftermath of the flooding.  Many people’s homes had to be rebuilt, and some even left their homes behind due to the damage.  The street is half vacant due to the cost it would be to rebuild and remodel the homes that were damaged.  Even though over one year has passed, the effects of Harvey are still felt every day.

Emily Sprout

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