Candece Beverly

Candece Beverly is a Houston native who lived in Third Ward near Brays Bayou. Before the Memorial Day flood in 2015, Beverly had never experienced a flood. During the interview, she talks about how her family recovered from the 2015 flood and how they prepared for Hurricane Harvey, even though the preparations did not work.

Beverly explains the emotional exhaustion felt by herself those in her neighborhood who had flooded in the years leading up to Hurricane Harvey, and how her family knew that they could not handle another storm after the flood in 2017 and decided to leave the neighborhood. Throughout the conversation, Beverly recalls the kindness and support she received from strangers in her community, who offered help after the water receded by removing damaged furniture from her house and providing hot meals. She notes that after the storm, she focused on the fact that her family was alive and safe, rather than focusing on what was lost.